Math 111
Noncommutative Algebra

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General Information Syllabus HW Assignments

General Information

The Textbook Scheduled Lectures Instructors
Examinations Homework Policy Grades
Honor Principle   Disabilities


Abstract Algebra (third edition) Dummit and Foote
Authors' link to Errata
(Available online or at Wheelock Books)

Scheduled Lectures
MWF 12:30 - 1:35
(x-hour) Tu 1 - 1:50
Room: 201 Kemeny

Note: The x-hours are required for all graduate students enrolled in the course.


Professor T. R. Shemanske
Office: 337 Kemeny Hall
Office Hours: here
Phone: 646 - 3179 or email (preferred)


There will be a midterm and a final examination. The midterm will probably be a take-home exam, but may also have an in-class component; the final will be a scheduled three-hour final.

Midterm Exam Late April, 2009 Take-home exam?
Final Exam Sunday, June 7, 2009 3 - 6 pm

Homework Policy


The course grade will be based upon the scores on the midterm exam, homework, and the final exam as follows:

Midterm Exam 100 points
Homework 100 points
Final Exam 150 points
Total 350 points

The Honor Principle

On Homework: Collaboration is permitted and encouraged, but no copying . What a student turns in as a homework solution is to be his or her own understanding of how to do the problems. Students must state what sources they have consulted, with whom they have collaborated, and from whom they have received help. The solutions you submit must be written by you alone. Any copying (electronic or otherwise) of another person's solutions, in whole or in part, is a violation of the Honor Code.

Moreover, if in working with someone they have provided you with an important idea or approach, they should be explicitly given credit in your writeup. Hints I give in office hours need not be cited. Note: It is not sufficient to annotate your paper with a phrase like ``I worked with Joe on all the problems.'' Individual ideas are to be credited at each instance; they represent intellectual property.

On Exams: Students may not receive assistance of any kind from any source (living, published, electronic, etc), except the professor, and may not give assistance to anyone. Matters of clarification are to be left to the professor.

If you have any questions as to whether some action would be acceptable under the Academic Honor Code, please speak to me, and I will be glad to help clarify things. It is always easier to ask beforehand.


Students with disabilities enrolled in this course and who may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see me before the end of the second week of the term. All discussions will remain confidential, although the Student Accessibility Services office may be consulted to discuss appropriate implementation of any accommodation requested.

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T. R. Shemanske
Last updated August 02, 2011 13:48:38 EDT