MTHSC 851 Syllabus
Spring Semester 2006
Time: 11:00 - 12:15; Tu, Th.
Location: E005 Martin Hall.
Instructor: Kevin James
Office: O-21 Martin Hall
(864) 656-6766 (office)
(864) 656-3434 (Dept)
Office Hours Office hours are by appointment. Please email
me to make an appointment or simply drop by my office.
``Abstract Algebra'' by David S. Dummit and Richard M. Foote, 3rd edition.
Goals and Objectives.
This course will cover the basic concepts of abstract algebra,
including groups, rings, and fields. Topics that will be covered include
homomorphisms and isomorphisms, isomorphism theorems, group actions, Sylow
theorems, permutations groups, finite abelian groups, ideals, unique
factorization domains, polynomial rings, fields, vector spaces, and modules.
Chapters 1-4; 7-9 and parts of Chapters 5,6,10 and 11. This is only
a general guideline and may change.
Please be sure to devote at least six hours per week outside of class to this
The grading in this class will be as follows:
- 2 In-class Exams 40%
- Homework, quizes and class participation 30%
- Cumulative Final Exam 30%
The standard grading scale will be used
- A >= 90
- B >= 80
- C >= 70
- D >= 60
- F < 50
Absolutely NO late homework will be accepted and there will be
No make-ups for missed quizes or exams. In the event, that a student
misses an exam due to a documented excused absence, that student's final exam
score will be substituted for the missing exam score. Any student who misses
an exam and cannot provide documentation indicating that the absence was
excused will recieve a 0 for the exam.
I will not check attendance in this class. You may leave after 15
minutes if the instructor is absent.
As members of the Clemson University community, we have inherited
Thomas Green Clemson's vision of this institution as a high seminary
of learning. Fundamental to this vision is a mutual commitment to
truthfulness, honor, and responsibility, without which we cannot earn
the trust and respect of others. Furthermore, we recognize that
academic dishonesty detracts from the value of a Clemson degree.
Therefore, we shall not tolerate lying, cheating, or stealing in any