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MA 407 "Introduction to Modern Algebra for Mathematics Majors" Spring 2017

Instructor: Dr. Hoon Hong, SAS (Math/Stat) 3274, hong@ncsu.edu, Office Hour: Tue/Thu 4:30-5:30 PM

Textbook: No textbook will be used. The lecture is self-contained.
Reference: Optional. Contemporary Abstract Algebra, 6th edition or 7th edition
by Joseph A. Gallian,
Houghton Mifflin Company
Objectives: Learn how to formulate, compute, prove and apply abstract mathematical concepts and objects such as groups and rings.
Prerequisites: MA 225 (credit is not allowed for both MA403 and MA407)

Homeworks: hw.pdf
The problems in the file are the absolute minimum. You must do all of them!
The file will be revised frequently (adding new problems). Thus, check it often.
Supplements: Examples of Groups

Grading: The letter grade will be determined from the total numeric grade as follows:
Letter Grade A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
Total Numeric Grade >= 97 >= 93 >= 90 >= 87 >= 83 >= 80 >= 77 >= 73 >= 70 >= 67 >= 63 >= 60 < 60

The total numeric grade will be the sum of several numeric grades as follows:
Type Midterm 1 Midterm 2 Quiz Attendance Total
Max Numeric grade 35 35 25 5 100

Midterm 1     Mar 2 (Thu).
Midterm 2     Apr 20 (Thu).

All tests are closed book/notes.
You should bring calculators to the tests.
However, you are NOT allowed to bring computer algebra systems such as Maple to the tests.
Attendance: Required .
The attendance grade is calculated as "5 * the number of attended classes / the total number of classes".
(Officially excused absence will be counted toward attended classes).
Seats will be assigned from the 2nd week of the semester.
Instructor will not provide extra-help on missed lectures, unless there is an official excuse.

University Regulations: We are required to adhere to University Policy and Regulations.
You are strongly recommended to read the regulations to learn about your rights and duties. In particular,
Absences and Missed works
Disability Accomodation
Code of Student Conduct

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