Math 412/512: Abstract Algebra II; Section 1, Spring 2012.



Time and Location: MWF 1:10 to 2:00 in Leigh 307.

Instructor: Dr. James (JP) Cossey
  • Office: CAS 234
  • Office Phone: 330 972 8127
  • Email is cossey@uakron.edu (which is the best way to get a hold of me)
  • Office hours:
    • Mon 10-11
    • Tues 9-10
    • Thurs 11-12
  • If you can't make my office hours, let me know and we can try to set up a time to meet. Here is my schedule for the spring semester.
Textbook: Required: "Contemporary Abstract Algebra; 7th Edition", by Joseph A. Gallian.

Course Syllabus.
The syllabus will include information about grading policies, exam schedules and policies, etc. You should definitely read it.
Here's an approximate schedule of what we'll be doing this semester. Emphasis on the "approximate".

Homework
There will be homework assigned weekly, and the assignments will be posted here.

Project
Like last semester, part of your grade will consists of a project that will be due at the end of the semester. Unlike last semester, there will be no poster session to show off your project at. Instead, you can either write a brief expository paper (about 4-5 pages) or give a presentation (about 25-30 minutes) in class for your project grade. You will be permitted (even encouraged) to work in pairs, and I will soon provide a list of some potential topics, though you shouldn't feel contrained to only those on the list. More information on the projects will be posted here shortly.

Exams