|Lecture||(2) MWF 2:10 - 3:15|
|x-Hour||Th 1:20 - 2:10|
|samantha.g.allen AT dartmouth.edu|
Tu 1:30 - 3:30, F 3:30 - 4:30,
or by appointment.
|Canvas||We will use Canvas for the gradebook.|
This course will provide an introduction to fundamental algebraic structures, and may include significant applications. The majority of the course will consist of an introduction to the basic algebraic structures of groups and rings. Additional work will consist either of the development of further algebraic structures or applications of the previously developed theory to areas such as coding theory or crystallography.
Prerequisites: MATH 22
Notice: As a result of the variable syllabus, this course may not serve as an adequate prerequisite for MATH 81. Students who contemplate taking MATH 81 should consider taking MATH 71 instead of this course.
A Book of Abstract Algebra (second edition) by Charles C. Pinter
There will be two midterm exams and a cumulative final exam. The exams are scheduled as follows:
|Exam 1||In-class portion: Wednesday, October 9||Take-home portion: Due Friday, October 11|
|Exam 2||In-class portion: Wednesday, October 30||Take-home portion: Due Friday, November 1|
|Final Exam||Friday, November 22, 3:00-6:00 pm||Kemeny 105|
If you have a conflict with an exam because of a religious observance, scheduled extracurricular activity such as a game or performance [not practice], or similar commitment, please see your instructor as soon as possible.
The course grade will be based upon the scores on the midterm exam, homework, and the final exam as follows:
|Midterm Exam 1||25%|
|Midterm Exam 2||25%|
Academic integrity is at the core of our mission as mathematicians and educators, and we take it very seriously. We also believe in working and learning together.
Collaboration on homework is permitted and encouraged, but obviously it is a violation of the honor code for someone to provide the answers for you.
On written homework, you are encouraged to work together, and you may get help from others, but you must write up the answers yourself. If you are part of a group of students that produces an answer to a problem, you cannot then copy that group answer. You must write up the answer individually, in your own words. A good practice is to discuss ideas on a blackboard, then erase the blackboard and try to reproduce the arguments later, on your own paper, and without assistance.
On exams, you may not give or receive help from anyone. In-class exams in this course are closed book, and no notes, calculators or other electronic devices are permitted. For take-home portions of exams, the textbook (A Book of Abstract Algebra by Pinter) and your class notes may be used, but no other sources are permitted.
Students with disabilities who may need disability-related academic adjustments and services for this course are encouraged to see me privately as early in the term as possible. Students requiring disability-related academic adjustments and services must consult the Student Accessibility Services office (Carson Hall, Suite 125, 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.
The academic environment at Dartmouth is challenging, our terms are intensive, and classes are not the only demanding part of your life. There are a number of resources available to you on campus to support your wellness, including your undergraduate dean (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~upperde), Counseling and Human Development (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chd/), and the Student Wellness Center (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~healthed/).
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.