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Math 351: Abstract Algebra I

Fall 2009

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Prof. Rafe Jones

Email: rjones at radius dot holycross dot edu
Phone: 793-2400
Office: Swords 332
Office Hours:
Monday
Wednesday
Thursday
10:00-11:00
9:00-10:00
9:30-11:00
Or by appointment.

Class meeting times: MWF 1:00–1:50 PM, in Swords 359
Textbook: Contemporary Abstract Algebra, sixth edition by Joseph Gallian.

Department policy on Academic Integrity

Website for software relating to exercises in the book.


Final Exam Info:

The final will be on Friday, December 18, 8:30-11:30 am, in Stein 202. There will be a review session on Wednesday, December 16, from 7-9 pm in Swords 359 (the usual classroom). I will also have office hours on Thursday, December 17 from 3:30-5:00 pm.

You will be allowed to have one side of one 8.5 by 11 sheet of notes for the exam. All sheets must be handwritten. The only thing you can't write on your note sheet is the proof of one of the theorems on the list accompanying the practice exam (posted below). Otherwise, you can write anything you like on the sheet -- formulas, examples, mnemonics, funny sayings, etc. No magnifying devices allowed. I will collect your note sheets at the end of the exam. For those who would like to decorate their sheets or otherwise artistically arrange them: I will post the best ones (as subjectively determined by me) on the course website after the exam.

For a practice exam, more exam info, and tips on how to review, click here.

For hints to the practice exam, click here.

For solutions to the practice exam, click here.


Solutions to the second midterm are available here.

The second midterm is from 7:30-9:00 pm, on Monday, November 16, in the usual classroom (Swords 359). It will cover Chapters 7-9 in the book. A practice exam is available here. Solutions to the practice exam are available here. The first midterm is from 7:30-9:00 pm, on Monday, October 19, in the usual classroom (Swords 359). It will cover Chapters 0-6 in the book. A practice exam is available here.

Welcome to the class!


EXAMS

Midterm Exam 1: 7:30-9:00 pm, Monday, October 19

Midterm Exam 2: 7:30-9:00 pm, Monday, November 16

Final Exam: 8:30-11:30 am Friday, December 18 (room TBA)