Math 81/111
Abstract Algebra --- Rings and Fields

Last updated December 02, 2016 16:42:14 EST

General Information Syllabus HW Assignments


General Information

Textbook
Algebra by Serge Lang

Scheduled Lectures
T. R. Shemanske
MWF 10:10 - 11:15
(x-hour) Th 12:15 - 1:05 (required of all grad students)
28 Haldeman

Instructor
Professor T. R. Shemanske
Office: 337 Kemeny Hall
Office Hours
Email

Exams
There will be a midterm and a final examination. The format is yet to be determined.

Homework Policy
Written homework will be posted to the assignments page, and collected weekly, due at the beginning of THursday's class (the x-hour).
Homework assigned on W, F of one week and M of the next is due the following Thursday.
Late homework will not be accepted. Starting assignments early will ensure you have at least some work to submit for grading.
The preferred format for your homework solutions is $\LaTeX$. LaTeX source of the problem sets will be available to make your job easier. I am also happy to help you transition to $\TeX$; some starting points are here. If you really cannot manage to do all of the work in $\TeX$, the remainder is to be written neatly using one side of 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper. If I can't read it, you receive no credit. Do not use paper from a spiral notebook unless you can tear off the ragged edge.
Use English. If you can't read your solutions aloud as fluently as if you were reading your textbook, try using nouns and verbs in your write ups! Give references for theorems or propositions you use from the text and class.
Consult the honor principle (below) as it applies to this course.

Grades
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 , and to be clear, this means no copying even from a board or scrap of paper on which a solution was hashed out collaboratively. 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 Academic 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 that 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.

Disabilities, Religious Observances, etc.
I encourage any students with disabilities, including "invisible" disabilities such as chronic diseases and learning disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with me, which might help you with this class, either after class or during office hours. Dartmouth College has an active program to help students with disabilities, and I am happy to do whatever I can to help out, as appropriate.
Any student with a documented disability requiring academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with me by the end of the second week of the term. All discussions will remain confidential, although the Student Accessibility Services may be consulted to verify the documentation of the disability and advise on an appropriate response to the need. It is important, however, that you talk to me soon, so that I can make whatever arrangements might be needed in a timely fashion.
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 me before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.


T. R. Shemanske
Last updated December 02, 2016 16:42:14 EST