General Information
Textbook |
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Algebra by Serge Lang (ISBN: 0-387-95385-X) [Main Resource for Field Theory] |
Algebra by Mark Steinberger (online) [Group and Ring Theory] |
Abstract Algebra by Thomas Judson (online) [Group and Ring Theory] |
Scheduled Lectures | ||
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T. R. Shemanske | MWF 10:10 - 11:15 (x-hour) Th 12:15 - 1:05 |
Room TBA |
Instructor | Office | Office Hours | |
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T. R. Shemanske | 337 Kemeny Hall | Office Hours |
Exams | ||
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Midterm Exam | Date TBA | Room TBA |
Final Exam | Monday, March 12, 2018 | 8:00 - 11:00 am (Registrar scheduled) |
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).
Assignments generally will use the material covered on W, F of one week and M of the next. - 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 $\LaTeX$. The LaTeX source for each problem set will be available on the assignments page to make your job easier. I am also happy to help you transition to $\TeX$; some starting points are here. If you 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. And staple all your papers together with the problems in the order assigned. The math office has a stapler you can use.
- 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 | |
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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 given 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. |
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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.
Students with disabilities who may need disability-related
academic adjustments and services for this course are encouraged
to see their instructor privately as early in the term as
possible. Students requiring disability-related academic
adjustments and services must consult
the Student Accessibility Services office (205
Collis Student Center, 646-9900,
Student.Accessibility.Services@Dartmouth.edu). Once SAS has
authorized services, students must show the originally signed SAS
Services and Consent Form and/or a letter on SAS letterhead to
their instructor. As a first step, if you have questions about whether you
qualify to receive academic adjustments and services, you should
contact the SAS office. All inquiries and discussions will remain
confidential.
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.