MAT 312/AMS 351
Applied Algebra
Summer 2012

Jimmy Mathews,

Office hours:
Tuesday 2:00-4:00pm, Thursday 2:00-3:00pm in Math Learning Center

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am-12:55pm
Light Engineering 152

We will closely follow some sections of
-Humphreys and Prest. "Numbers, groups, and codes", 2nd edition
-Duzhin and Chebotarevsky. "Transformation groups for beginners"
These are available at the Math/Physics library (physics building level C, math building level 4), open 8:30am-7:00pm Monday through Thursday. You are encouraged to go there and survey other texts, for example
-Lauritzen. "Concrete Abstract Algebra"
-Lidl. "Applied Abstract Algebra"
-Durbin. "Modern Algebra"
-Gallian. "Contemporary Abstract Algebra"
-Weyl. "Symmetry"

In addition to regular strongly recommended exercises, 10 homework problems will be assigned and collected. Each will receive an integer grade from 0 to 1. The total number of 1s out of 9 will become your homework grade. A grade of 1 is intended for complete, clear, correct solutions. The instructor agrees to return prospective homework solutions as quickly as possible, and you may resubmit corrections indefinitely. If the assignment is a proof which appears in class or in a textbook, you may choose to use the "same" proof, but you should improve its clarity by rewriting it in your own voice.

Your grade will first be computed as a number from 0 to 100 as a weighted average:
-90% homework
-10% final exam
A standard correspondence will be used to compute the letter grade.

Disability Support Services:
If you have a physical, psychological, medical, or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services (631) 632-6748 or They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential. Students who require assistance during emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services.

New York Consolidated Education Law EDN:
Title I Article 2 § 12. "Discrimination and harassment prohibited. No student shall be subjected to harassment by employees or students on school property or at a school function; nor shall any student be subjected to discrimination based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex by school employees or students on school property or at a school function."
Title I Article 15 § 704. "No text-book in any subject used in the public schools in this state shall contain any matter or statements of any kind which are seditious in character, disloyal to the United States or favorable to the cause of any foreign country with which the United States may be at war."