Math 31: Topics in Algebra

Fall 2013



Important Dates
DateTime & Location
Midterm #1 10/15 6-10pm in Moore Hall B03
Midterm #2 11/5 6-10pm in Moore Hall B03
Final Exam 11/26 8-11am in Kemeny 007

Grading
The course grade will be computed as follows:

Percent of Final Grade
Midterm #1 30
Midterm #2 30
Final Exam 30
Homework Completion Grade 10

Homework
In general homework will be assigned after every class period. It is paramount that you work through the homework and seek help when you have questions. Homework, in this class, is an opportunity to make mistakes and learn from them without repercussion. As a result the homework will NOT be graded for correctness. Instead, the homework assigned one week will be collected on the following Wednesday, recorded for completeness (homework completion grade), and returned with corrections to help you gauge your progress.

Although late homework will not be accepted, students may miss up to one homework without effecting their homework grade.
Required Textbook
Abstract Algebra: A First Course, Second Edition
by Dan Saracino
Honor Principle
All exams are closed book, with no notes or calculators allowed. No help may be given or received.
Disabilities, Religious Observances, Etc.
Students with disabilities enrolled in this course and who may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see your instructor 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.

Some students may wish to take part in religious observances that occur during this academic term. If you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please meet with your instructor before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.