Spring 2004 Math 417 Introduction to Algebra

Solution to 2004 final (pdf)

Homework Assignments

Here is a page to help do RSA calculations.

Here is the RSA challenge page.

Class Policy Information

Instructor: Brian Harbourne
Class Time: 2:30-3:20 MWF
Class Room: 308 Oldfather Hall

Office: 935 Oldfather Hall
Office Hours:   The half hour after class (except sometimes on Monday and Wednesday), 
   4:30-5:30 W, 3:30-4:30 F, 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/

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, 5th edition, by Gallian.

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

               2 hour exams, worth                20% each
               homework average, worth            40%
               Final Exam, worth                  20%

               Homework will be collected weekly.
               The final is comprehensive.
               Date and Time of Final Exam:       Fri., May 7, 1-3 pm

Departmental Grading Appeals Policy: The Department of Mathematics and Statistics does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. If you believe you have been subject to such discrimination or harassment, in this or any math course, please contact the Department. If, for this or any other reason, you believe your grade was assigned incorrectly or capriciously, appeals may be made (in order) to the instructor, the Department Chair, the Departmental Grading Appeals Committee, the College Grading Appeals Committee, and the University Grading Appeals Committee.