# Harbourne's Math 417 Introduction to Algebra

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Time: 2:30-3:20 MWF
Room: 308 Oldfather Hall
Office: 935 Oldfather Hall
Office Hours: The half hour after class, or other times by appointment,
but feel free to drop by my office anytime. If I'm busy, we can
make an arrangement for later.
Tel.: 402-472-4476
email: bharbour@math.unl.edu
web: http://www.math.unl.edu/~bharbour/

### Homework Assignments

### Content

We will cover topics on group theory and possibly ring theory,
depending on the interests of the class,
using the book
*Contemporary Abstract Algebra*, 5^{th}
edition, by Gallian.
### Goals

To learn about some of the structures
important in modern day mathematics,
and to develop proof writing skills.
### Grades

2 hour exams, worth 20% each
homework average, worth 40%
Final Exam, worth 20%
Notes:
Homework will be collected weekly.
The final is comprehensive.
Date and Time of Final Exam: Wed., May 7, 1-3 pm

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