| Math 430 - Syllabus |
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Math 430, January 12 2009
Meeting times and locations
12:00 - 1:00pm Cupples 111
Web page: http://www.math.wustl.edu/~russw/math430/
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.
The prerequisite is Math 429, or equivalent mathematical maturity and experience with linear algebra.
| Russ Woodroofe|
| Cupples I 114|
| Office hours: Tues 1:00pm - 2:00pm|
Thurs 1:30pm - 2:30pm + by appt
| russw at math,wustl,edu |
Herstein, Topics in Algebra, 2nd ed.
I will cover much of chapters 2, 3, and 5.
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|
|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.