Time and Location
MWF 3, Little 221
T4,6 Little 362, and by appointment.
Description and Goals
This course is the second part of a two semester sequence covering
basic concepts and results in modern algebra.
This course may be taken as preparation for the PhD qualifying exam in algebra
Algebra, Thomas Hungerford, Springer Graduate Texts in Mathematics 73.
PhD Written Qualifying Exam
The approximate dates one which topics will be covered are given in the
Grades will be based on four graded homework assignments (25% each). Mathematical accuracy and clarity of exposition are
the qualities that will earn high marks.
Grades: A=90-100, B+=85-89, B=80-84, B-=75-79, C+=70-74, C=65-69,C-=60-64, D=50-59, E=0-49
If you think that a score has been computed incorrectly, please bring the matter to my attention within one day of your work being returned.
If you think that your work has been graded incorrectly, please submit an appeal in writing within seven days of your work being returned, explaining your reasons in detail. Appeals may result in a higher, unchanged, or lower score, depending on the merit of the appeal. Decisions on appeals are final. The final exam cannot be appealed.
The UF regulations on grades are here: https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/grades.aspx
The UF policy on minus grades is here: http://www.isis.ufl.edu/minusgrades.html.
Attendance and Late Policy
Attendance is mandatory, except for absences allowed by UF policies. Late homework will not be accepted and will count as zero.
The UF policy on attendance is here: https://catalog.ufl.edu/ugrad/current/regulations/info/attendance.aspx
Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Student Office. The Dean of Students Office will provide documentation to the student who must then provide this documentation to the instructor when requesting accommodation.
UF students are bound by The Honor Pledge which states, “We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honor and integrity by abiding by the Honor Code.
On all work submitted for credit by students at the University of Florida, the following pledge is either
required or implied: “On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this
The Honor Code (http://www.dso.ufl.edu/sccr/process/student-conduct-honor-code/)
specifies a number of behaviors that are in violation of this code and the possible sanctions.
Furthermore, you are obliged to report any condition that facilitates academic misconduct to appropriate
personnel. If you have any questions or concerns, please consult with the instructor of this class.
Students are expected to provide feedback on the quality of instruction in this course based on 10 criteria. These evaluations are conducted online at https://evaluations.ufl.edu. Evaluations are typically open during the last two or three weeks of the semester, but students will be given specific times when they are open. Summary results of these assessments are available to students at https://evaluations.ufl.edu/results/.