**Math
310 -- Summer 2009**

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

**Office hours:** Mo, Tue,
Th, 11:00 – 12:20 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
Policy**: The following syllabus (which
will be adjusted as the course proceeds), indicates the topics that will be
discussed each week and the assigned problems. Homework should be done in
groups of three or four people (unless otherwise specified). 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 entire summer
session.

**Quizzes:
**There will be twelve 10-point quizzes
which will be announced a couple of days in advance. The problem(s) on the quiz will be very similar –
possibly identical – 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 and a two hour final exam.

**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).

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

1 June 8: **2A**: E2, E7, E13; **2B**: E4, **2C**; **2D**; **3A**: E2,
E4, E9, E11, E12; **3B**: E3, E5

**3C:** E4(iii), E4(iv), E7,
E8(i), E8(iii), E9;

2 June 15: **4A**: E3, E4, **4B**: E9,
E17(iii), E19, E30, E31; **4C**: E1,
E3; **5A**: E3, E4;

** 5B**: E2, E6(i), E6(ii); **5E**: E1;

3 June 22: **EXAM 1** (on Chapters 2 - 5); **6A**: E3; **6B**;
**6C**: E3; **6D**: E4, E5, E6; **6E**: E3, E8; E10;

4 June 29: **8A**: 3, 7, 12, 17; **8B**: 7, 8,
9; 9A: 5, 14, 16; **9B**: 5, 7, 12; **12A**: 3, 4, 12; **12C**: 1, 4

**9C**: E4, E13, E16; **EXAM 2** (Chapters 6, 8, 9, 12);

5 July 6: **15A:** E1(ii),
E4(i-ii), E6, E11; **15C**: E1, E6,
E7, E8(i), E10(i), E13; **15D**: E4,
E7, E8, E12

**
15B**: E1; PET1, PET2; **Final
Exam.**

**FINAL EXAM**:
9:00 – 11:00, Friday, July 10

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**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.