#### Course Description

A study of the basic properties of groups, rings, and integral domains, including the fundamental theorem of group homomorphisms. The concepts basic to the development of algebraic systems are studied initially.

#### Instructor

Cesar Aguilar, South Hall 325A

#### Office Hours

Tue 8:30-9:30, 10:45-11:45

Thu 10:45-11:45

#### Class Meetings

MWF 2:30-3:20 PM, Welles 123

#### Software

- Intro to LaTeX Video
- LaTeX Online: Overleaf or LaTeX Base
- LaTeX Tutorial
- LaTeX Homework Template
- You can also install LaTeX on your machine:

#### Final Exam

Wednesday, May 17, 3:30-6:00 PM

#### Textbook and Resources

#### Student File Upload

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### Homework

Title | Due Date | Week No. |
---|---|---|

Homework 1 - Preliminaries | Feb 5, 2023 | 2 |

Homework 2 - The Integers | Feb 15, 2023 | 3 |

Homework 3 - Groups | Feb 23, 2023 | 4 |

Homework 4 - Subgroups | Feb 28, 2023 | 5 |

Homework 5 - Cyclic Groups | Mar 10, 2023 | 6 |

Homework 6 - Permutation Groups | Mar 27, 2023 | 9 |

Homework 7 - Lagrange's Theorem | Apr 5, 2023 | 10 |

Homework 8 - Isomorphisms | Apr 21, 2023 | 12 |

Homework 9 - Normal Subgroups and Quotient Groups | May 1, 2023 | 13 |

Homework 10 - Homomorphisms | May 12, 2023 | 14 |

### Schedule

**Topics:**Sets & Equivalence Relations

**What to Read:**1.2

**Jan 24**First day of classes

**Topics:**Induction, Division Algorithm, \(\mathbb{Z}\) mod \(n\)

**What to Read:**2.1, 2.2, 3.1

**HOMEWORK**HW 1→DUE: Feb 05

**Topics:**Rest, recover, & enjoy the turning of the season

**Mar 13-17**Spring Break - No Classes

**Topics:**Cosets, Lagrange's Thm, Fermat's & Euler's Thm

**What to Read:**6.1, 6.2, 6.3

**HOMEWORK**HW 6→DUE: Mar 27

**Topics:**Direct Products, Test 2

**What to Read:**9.2

**HW DUE**HW 7→DUE: Apr 05

**TEST 2**Apr 7, 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM

**Topics:**Fundamental Theorem of Finite Abelian Groups

**What to Read:**13.1

**Apr 26**GREAT Day - No Classes

**HOMEWORK**HW 10→DUE: May 12

**NEXT WEEK**Test 3 on May 3, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

**Topics:**Rings, Integral Domains

**What to Read:**16.1, 16.2

**HW DUE**HW 9→DUE: May 01

**TEST 3**May 3, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

### Syllabus

#### Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MATH 330 - Abstract Algebra, a student will be able to:

#### Grading Scheme

Below is the **tentative** course grading scheme. The grading scheme may change during the semester at the discretion of the instructor. Any changes to the grading scheme will be announced in class before the final exam. **If homework assignments are done in groups, then a student must achieve a passing grade in all individual assessments (e.g., tests and final exam) to pass the course.**

Item | Percentage |
---|---|

Homework | 30 |

Tests | 40 |

Final | 30 |

Grade | Percentage |
---|---|

A | 94-100 |

A− | 90-93 |

B+ | 87-89 |

B | 83-86 |

B− | 80-82 |

C+ | 77-79 |

C | 73-76 |

C− | 70-72 |

D | 60-69 |

E | < 60 |

#### Tests and Exam

There will be 3-4 tests scheduled evenly throughout the semester. The final exam is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, 3:30-6:00 PM. The final exam will be cumulative, that is, any topic covered in the course could be tested in the final exam. **There will be no make-up for a missed test or final exam under any circumstances.** If a student misses a test and can present evidence of an extenuating circumstance then the weight of the missed test will be redistributed to the final exam weight. Having the cold or flu is not an extenuating circumstance. Examples of extenuating circumstances include a medical emergency, a serious prolonged illness, or the death of a member of your immediate family.

#### Homework

There will be approximately one homework assignment per week. Students will be given approximately one week to complete a homework assignment. All homework assignments must be written in LaTeX (not Word). Instructions will be given on the first day of class on how to obtain and use the LaTeX program. The quickest way to get started with LaTeX is to use the online application called Overleaf and by reading the Learn LaTeX in 30 Minutes tutorial. **If homework assignments are done in groups, then a student must achieve a passing grade in all individual assessments (e.g., tests and final exam) to pass the course.**
I encourage you to collaborate with your colleagues on your assignments/labs but your final submitted work should be your own (see Academic Dishonesty statement below).

#### Technology

Calculators are not permitted during the tests or final exam. However, I encourage you to use your calculator, Maple and other math software, WolframAlpha, and other forms of technology as you study and do your assignments. Both Maple and Mathematica can be downloaded from SUNY Geneseo Software page.

#### Office Hours and Math Learning Center

I encourage you to come to my office (South Hall 325A) whenever you are having trouble with any part of the course material, seeking academic advice, or you just want to chat about mathematics in general. If you want to meet with me outside of my office hours, you will need to make an appointment, preferably via email. I also encourage you to visit the Math Learning Center located in South Hall 332 where you can receive free tutoring on a walk-in basis by highly qualified upper level students. Access to in-person office hours and to the MLC will depend on social distancing guidelines set by the College.

#### Email Communication

I will do my best to reply to student email regarding the logistics of the course within 24 hours during the working week (Mon-Fri). However, due to the potential large volume of emails, inquiries regarding homework problems and/or specific course content should be made during office hours or after class.

#### Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism

Please read, and follow, Geneseo's Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism policy. Below is the definition of plagiarism and its consequences as described in SUNY Geneseo's Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism statement:

Plagiarism is the representation of someone else's words or ideas as one's own, or the arrangement of someone else's material(s) as one's own. Such misrepresentation may be sufficient grounds for a student's receiving a grade of E for the paper or presentation involved or may result in an E being assigned as the final grade for the course.

If there is sufficient evidence of academic dishonesty on a homework assignment, **all** students involved will receive a zero score on the homework assignment and I will provide the department chairperson, the dean of academic planning and advising, and the student(s) with a written report of the violation, the penalty imposed and the counseling provided to the students involved. A second instance of academic dishonesty on a homework assignment will result in a final grade of E for the course for all students involved. Academic dishonesty on a test/final exam will result in a final grade of E for the course.

#### Academic Accommodations

SUNY Geneseo is dedicated to providing an equitable and inclusive educational experience for all students. The Office of Accessibility (OAS) will coordinate reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities to ensure equal access to academic programs, activities, and services at Geneseo.

Students with approved accommodations may submit a semester request to renew their academic accommodations. Please visit the OAS website for information on the process for requesting academic accommodations.

**Questions? Contact the OAS by email, phone, or in-person:**

Office of Accessibility Services

Erwin Hall 22

585-245-5112

access@geneseo.edu