Spring 2015 Information

**Text:** M. Artin, *Algebra*,
2^{nd} edition; (ISBN: 0-13-241377-9; ISBN13:
9780132413770)

**Instructor:** Professor Jerrold Tunnell

*Office hours:*M 2-3 W 2-3 or by appointment, in Hill 546*Course web page:*http://sites.math.rutgers.edu/courses/ 451-452/452-sp15*Final examination:*May 8, 2015 , 4:00-7:00 PM

This course is part of the honors sequence designed for mathematics students planning to go on to graduate study in mathematics. We will study selected aspects of fields, vector spaces, rings, modules and Galois theory.

**Learning Goals:**

Students will be able to analyze algebraic structures appearing
in advanced mathematics.

**Grading:**

Two examinations (20% each): | 40% |

Final examination: | 30% |

Homework and Quizzes: | 30%: |

**Homework and quizzes:**

Weekly homework will be assigned in class from the book, collected
and graded. Students may discuss problems with others, but all
submitted homework solutions are to be written by the student, with
acknowledgment of any collaborations or hints obtained.
Late homework will not be accepted.
Quizzes may be announced
or unannounced.

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