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Math 4023 Applied Algebra Fall 2011 MWF 8:40 - 9:30 Audubon 112 Instructor: William A. Adkins 350 Lockett Hall Tel: 578-1601 E-mail: adkins@math.lsu.edu Class Web Site: http://www.math.lsu.edu/ » adkins/m4023.html O–ce Hours: 9:40 - 10:30 A.M. MWF Other times by appointment Text S. R. Nagpaul and S. K. Jain, Topics in Applied Abstract Algebra , Brooks-Cole: Cenage Learning, 2005. ISBN-10: 0-534-41911-9 ISBN-13: 978-0-534-41911-0 Syllabus We will cover most of Chapters 0, 3, 4, 5. Examinations There will be 3 in-class exams and a 2-hour flnal examination. Exam dates are: Exam I September 21 Exam II October 21 Exam III November 21 Final Exam December 7 (Wednesday) 12:30 { 2:30 PM Homework The homework assignments and any supplementary materials for the course will be posted on the class web- site (http://www.math.lsu.edu/ » adkins/m4023.html). You should check this website regularly for the as- signments and any supplementary materials. A subset of the assigned homework problems will be graded. However, successful completion of
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Unformatted text preview: all of the assigned homework will greatly enhance your prospects for per-forming well on the exams. You should not be surprised to nd assigned homework problems, or small modications of assigned problems, appearing on the exams. An important part of your homework assignment is to carefully read the assigned sections of the text. Grade Each in-class hour exam is worth 100 points, the homework is cumulatively worth 100 points, and the nal exam is worth 150 points for a total possible of 550 points. That is, each hour exam counts 18%, homework is 18%, and the nal is 27% of your total grade. Each exam and the nal exam is individually curved, but the grade curves rarely deviate much from the standard 10 point curve. The dividing points between course grades will not be higher than: A 495 B 440 C 385 D 330 Past experience indicates that the actual dividing points will be somewhat lower than these. 1...
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