**Math
310 Section 002 -- Spring 2008
**

Petronela Radu, 239 Avery Hall, pradu@math.unl.edu, 472-9130, www.math.unl.edu/~pradu3/

Office hours: MWF 12:30 - 1:30 or by appointment (or just stop by when the door is open)

Text:
*A Concrete
Introduction to Higher Algebra*,
Second Edition, by Lindsay Childs (2000 paperback)

**Homework:** The following syllabus (which
will be filled out and possibly adjusted as the course proceeds),
indicates the topics that will be discussed each week. The homework
for Week n will be collected at the beginning of Week n+1. Homework
should be done in groups of **three
**or **four
**people. Each group
should turn in only one homework set. Your name on the homework set
is your confirmation that you have made a substantial and meaningful
contribution. For each problem, indicate who did the write-up. Be
sure that everyone in your group does more or less the same amount of
writing over the semester.

**Quizzes:
**There will be a
10-point quiz almost every Friday, exceptions being Week 1 and weeks
during which there is an hour exam. Thus there will be 12 quizzes in
all. The problem(s) on the quiz will be very similar â€“ possibly
identical â€“ to one or more of those on the homework collected
that
week. No make-up quizzes will be given, but only your top 10 quiz
scores will be counted.

**Exams: **There will be two
one-hour exams.

**Calculators: **Calculators will not
be allowed on quizzes or exams (although they may be useful on the
homework).

**Scores:** Your scores for homework, quizzes,
hour exams and the final will be
posted on Blackboard. Homework scores will eventually be normalized
so that the total contribution of homework is 100 points.

**Course
Grade: **Your final
course grade will be based on a total of 600 points: 100 (homework)
+ 100 (quizzes) + 200 (hour exams) + 200 (final exam).

**Week
(syllabus subject to change!)
**

1
Jan 14 **2A**:
E2, E7, E13; **2B**,
**2C, 2D**

2
Jan 23 **3A**:
E2, E11, E12; **3B**: E3, E5

3
Jan 28 **3C**: E4(iii), E4(iv), E7, E8(i),
E8(iii), E9; **4A**: E3, E4

4
Feb 4 **4B**: E9, E17(iii), E19, E30, E31;** 4C**:** **E1, E3

5
Feb 11 **5A**: E3, E4; **5B**: E2, E6(i), E6(ii); **5E**: E1

6
Feb 18 **6A**: E3; **6B**; **6C**: E3; **6D**: E4, E5, E6

7
Feb 25 **6E**: E3, E8; E10; Wednesday,
February 27: **EXAM 1**
(on Chapters **2 - 6**)

8
Mar 3 **8A**: 3, 7, 12, 17; **8B**: 7, 8, 9

9
Mar 10 **9A**: 5, 14, 16; **9B**:
5, 7, 12

SPRING BREAK

10
Mar 24 **12A**: 3, 4, 12; **12C**: 1, 4

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Mar 31 **9C**: E4, E13, E16; 15A E1(ii), E4(i-ii), E6, E11.

Problems using Euler's Theorem

Reviews for Exam 2:
Saturday 4:00-6:00 Avery 110 (Roger Wiegand)

Sunday 4:30-6:30 Avery 108 (Petronela Radu)

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Apr 7 Monday: Review; Wednesday, April 9: Exam 2 (Chapters 6E, 8, 9, 12); Friday: 15B

13
Apr 14 15C: E1, E6, E7, E8(i), E10(i), E13;
15D: E4, E7, E8, E12.

14
Apr 21 15B:
E1; PET1, PET2 from Primitive element notes

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Apr 28 Additional Topics. Review for the Final Exam

**FINAL
EXAM**: 10:00 AM -
12:00 PM, Monday, May 5

**Departmental
grading appeals policy: **Students
who believe that their academic evaluation has been prejudiced or
capricious have recourse for appeals to (in order) the instructor,
the Department Chair, the Department Grading Appeals Committee, and
the College Appeals Committee.