Home **Syllabus** Schedule Links Homework Solutions | | | | # Syllabus ### Math 430, January 12 2009 **Meeting times and locations** 12:00 - 1:00pm Cupples 111
**Web page:** http://www.math.wustl.edu/~russw/math430/ **Introduction** Math 430 is an introduction to basic algebraic structures: groups, rings, and fields. Topics will include permutation groups, group and ring homomorphisms, field extensions, and connections with linear algebra.
**Prerequisites** The prerequisite is Math 429, or equivalent mathematical maturity and experience with linear algebra.
**Instructor:** | Russ Woodroofe | Cupples I 114 | Office hours: Tues 1:00pm - 2:00pm Thurs 1:30pm - 2:30pm + by appt | russw at math,wustl,edu | | **Textbook** Herstein, *Topics in Algebra*, 2nd ed. I will cover much of chapters 2, 3, and 5.
**Grading** Your grade will be based on 2 midterm exams and one final exam, together with weekly homeworks and an occasional quiz, in the proportions
Midterm exams | 20% each | Final exam | 30% | Homework and quizzes | 30% | I have scheduled the midterms for Feb 18 and April 1 (in-class). The final is scheduled by the University for May 6th, 10:30am - 12:30pm. If you are taking the course Pass/Fail, you need to do the equivalent of C- work to pass. |