# 110 A - Algebra - Summer 2013 - UCLA

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Time: 1-2:50pm MTW for lectures and 1-2:50pm R for discussion.
Place: Lectures: MS 5138. Discussion: MS 5138.

E-mail: antieau@math.ucla.edu.
Phone: 310-825-3068.
Course webpage: `www.math.ucla.edu/~antieau/201303-110a.html`.
Course discussion site: `piazza.com`.

Office hours: 2:50-3:50pm MT in my office, MS 6617D.
TA: Sungjin Kim (i707107@math.ucla.edu).
TA office hours: 3-5pm R in MS 6160.

Book: Hungerford, Abstract Algebra: An Introduction, Cengage Learning, ISBN-13: 978-1-1115-6962-4. We will cover chapters 1-6.

Important dates:
• 7/04 - Independence Day. No discussion.
• 7/15 - Midterm. The midterm will take place in the first 50 minutes of class.
• 7/31 - Final exam. The final will be cumulative and will take place in class.

Problem sets:
• Due 7/1 - 1.1: 1; 4.a (do this by hand); 5-9. 1.2: 1 (do all by hand); 5; 8; 10; 11; 14; 16; 17; 24; 30; 31. 1.3: 1-4; 8; 15; 19; 20; 21; 27. 2.1: 1; 2; 5; 6; 7; 11; 12; 14; 21. 2.2: 1-9; 11-16. 2.3: 1-6; 10; 11; 18.
• Due 7/8 - 3.1: 1-5; 8; 10; 11; 17-18; 20; 27; 35. 3.2: 1; 5.c; 8; 11; 15; 16; 24; 25; 29. 3.3: 1; 5; 7-9; 11; 17; 19; 29; 40-42.
• Due 7/15 - 4.1: 2; 3; 5; 6-10; 16; 17. 4.2: 3-7. 4.3: 1.a; 6; 7; 9; 12; 14. 4.4: 2; 5-7; 9; 11; 13; 16.
• Due 7/22 - 4.5: 1.a,b; 3; 4; 6; 7; 9; 11; 15; 16; 19; 21. 4.6: 3; 5. 5.1: 1-4; 8-9.
• Due 7/29 - 5.2:2; 6; 9; 11; 12; 14.b. 5.3: 1; 3; 4; 7. 6.1: 1; 2; 4; 5; 6.a; 8; 9; 13; 19. 6.2: 1; 2; 5; 9; 18; 21.

Evaluation:
• The final raw score will be computed with the following weights: 30% homework, 30% midterm, and 40% final.
• You can work collectively on the homework, but not on the final. You can also look to other sources for solutions. However, you must cite any outside source you have used in finding your solution. And, you must write up your solution in your own words.
• I suggest you make a serious attempt at each problem before consulting a peer or another text.
• A grade of 'F' will be assigned to any student who misses the final. Incompletes are reserved for those who have completed all of the work for the class, including the midterm, but who, for a legitimate, documented reason, miss the final.
Piazza:
• I encourage everyone to use the free discussion board piazza.com for discussion of the class. You may go to the website and enroll in MATH 131C. This is a site that allows everyone to ask and answer questions. It is my hope that you will help each other out on the site. If there are questions about policies, exams, etc, please post them on piazza as well. I will answer them there so that the answers will be public and useful to other students.
• However, please look at previous questions and this syllabus before posting a new question. In other words, RTFM.
• You may post anonymously, for reference.
• You may give us anonymous feedback by posting a private note on piazza.
Miscellanea:
• If you wish to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities as soon as possible at A255 Murphy Hall, (310) 825-1501, (310) 206-6083 (telephone device for the deaf). Website: www.osd.ucla.edu.
• This class will use the myUCLA gradebook facility.
• Come to office hours!

Catalogue description: 110A. Algebra. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: course 115A. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 117. Ring of integers, integral domains, fields, polynomial domains, unique factorization. P/NP or letter grading.