Introduction to Modern Algebra

MAT 3110-101, Fall 2017

MWF, 2:00–2:50pm, 308 Walker Hall

** Instructor:** Dr. Rick Klima

**Offices:** 345 Walker Hall, 278 Appalachian Hall

**Phone Numbers:** 828-262-2378 (WA 345), 828-262-8269 (AH
278), 828-773-0790 (Mobile)

**Office Hours:** MWF 10:00–11:00am (WA 345), MW
3:00–4:00pm (WA 345), TR 9:30–11:30am (AH 278)

**Email:** klimare@appstate.edu

**Web:** http://www.appstate.edu/~klimare

__Course Information__:

**Description:** Topics covered in this course include
equivalence relations, groups,
subgroups, homomorphisms, isomorphisms,
and a survey of other algebraic structures such as rings, integral domains, and
fields. This
course has prerequisites R C 2001 and either MAT 2110 or MAT 2510, and corequisite MAT
2240.

**Text:** *Contemporary
Abstract Algebra, 8th Edition*, by Joseph A. Gallian.

**Homework:** Homework will be given during or at the
end of some of our class meetings, with solutions sometimes due in the same
class meeting, and sometimes at the start of the next class meeting. These
solutions will be graded, and count as 24% of your final course average. Homework
will always be posted on the course calendar online at the end of the class meeting
in which it is given, and if you are absent you will still be responsible for
submitting your homework solutions on time with your classmates. Late homework
solutions will be accepted at the start of the next class meeting after they
were originally due twice per student. I will also drop your two lowest
homework grades to account for solutions you are unable to turn in for
unexpected reasons.

**Tests:** Tests will be given during our class
meetings on Friday 9/29, Friday 10/27, and Monday 12/4. These tests will count
as 48% of your final course average. Make-up tests will be given only with my
approval and for absences for unexpected reasons that can be documented.

**Portfolio:** This course satisfies the Writing in the
Discipline requirement for General Education. To fulfill this requirement, some
portfolio assignments will be given throughout the semester, all of which will
be due by 2:00pm on Friday 12/8. This portfolio will be graded, and count as 10%
of your final course average.

**Final Exam:** A cumulative final exam will be given
from 2:00–4:30pm on Friday 12/8, and will count as the last 18% of your
final course average.

**Inclement Weather, Campus Emergency:** If any class meetings are canceled due
to inclement weather or campus or personal emergencies, you will be responsible
for any assignments and/or announcements posted on the course calendar online.

**Academic Integrity, Disability Services,
Attendance, Student Engagement:** Appalachian State University has official
policies for each of these, which can be found at https://academicaffairs.appstate.edu/resources/syllabi-policy-and-statement-information.

**Grading: **Final letter grades will be assigned
based on your final course average and the following scale:

92.00–100% = A

90.00–91.99% = A–

88.00–89.99% = B+

82.00–87.99% = B

80.00–81.99% = B–

78.00–79.99% = C+

72.00–77.99% = C

70.00–71.99% = C–

68.00–69.99% = D+

62.00–67.99% = D

60.00–61.99% = D–

0–59.99% = F