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Math 813 Sec 25756

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Abstract Algebra II

Dr. Phillip E. Parker

Office: 330 JB

Office hours: 10:30--11:00, 12:30--1:00, 2:30--3:00 MWF and by appointment

Phone: 978-3955 (home afternoons and evenings before
midnight)

Email: ```
phil@math.wichita.edu
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URL: `http://www.math.wichita.edu/~pparker/classes/ `

Text: *Algebra * by S. MacLane and G. Birkhoff, 3^{rd}
ed.

Coverage: We'll begin with Chapt.XVI on multilinear algebra. Then we
continue with Chapt.XIII on Galois Theory. Suggestions are welcome for
additional topics, if we have time.

Grading: There will be no in-class, closed-book exams. Your
grade will be based on written assignments,
usually proofs selected from the recommended
exercises. These may be weekly (or more or less frequently) and may
(or may not) include one or more major assignments. In addition to the
usual mathematical content, you will also be graded on grammar, spelling,
punctuation, syntax, style, clarity, *etc.*; in other words, your
grade will depend on **all** the elements of effective written
communication of mathematics.

In order that we can all see clearly just what I am talking about when
discussing written work, I may occasionally make a transparency of all or
parts of a submission for general commentary *via* an overhead
projector. All possible individual identification will be removed from the
transparency. By submitting an assignment, you implicitly agree to allow me
to use any of it in this way if I wish.

A late paper will be accepted ONLY in case of a *bona fide*
emergency beyond your control. If it is at all physically possible, I must
be notified before class on the day on which it is due.

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As required by WSU Procedures and Policy 2.18.3.f.

Success [a grade of "C" or better] in this 3 credit-hour course is based on
the expectation that a student will spend a **minimum** of 9 hours per
week (normally 3 hours per credit hour per week with 1 of the hours used for
lecture) for instruction and preparation/studying, for a total of **at
least** 135 hours over the length of the course.

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