Math 81
Winter 2005

Galois Theory and related topics
Last updated May 31 2008 12:24:47

General Information Syllabus HW Assignments

General Information

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


Abstract Algebra (third* edition) by Dummit and Foote
(Available at Wheelock Books)
* The second edition should be fine if you have access to it, though there will be some variations in pagination with which you will have to deal.

Scheduled Lectures

MWF 10 - 11:05
(x-hour) Th 12 - 12:50
Andres Classroom (directions below)

Here is a map. The directions are: The Andres Classroom is located in the East Wheelock Cluster on East Wheelock Street across from the Alumni Gym. Please enter through the main doors to Brace Commons and take a left up the stairs into the Andres Dorm. Take first left and go to the 4th floor. The classroom is at the top of the stairs on your right.

Professor T. R. Shemanske
Office: 203 Choate House
Office Hours: here
Phone: 646 - 3179 or email (preferred)


There will be a midterm examinations and a final examination. These will both be takehome exams, and the approximate dates are:

Midterm Exam Approximate date: February 2. 2005 Takehome exam
Final Exam (Due) March ??, 2005 Takehome exam

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 Exams: No help given or received

On Homework: Collaboration is permitted and encouraged, but no copying . In other words, you should feel free to talk to other students while you are in the process of thinking about a problem. However, when it comes time to write up your solutions, you should do this by yourself without outside assistance.


Students with disabilities who will be taking this course and may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see their instructor as soon as possible. Also, they should stop by the Academic Skills Center in Collis Center to register for support services.

Thomas R. Shemanske
Last updated May 31, 2008 12:24:47 EDT