## Math 4200: Abstract Algebra I, Fall 2002

Class: 9:10-10:30am Lockett 132

Ambar Sengupta

Office: Lockett 324

e-mail: sengupta@math.lsu.edu

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am-11:30am.

Homework Assignments.

*Tests*:
Test 1,
Test 2,
Test 3.

Elementary properties
of sets, relations, mappings, integers; groups, subgroups, normal subgroups,
quotient groups, homomorphisms, automorphisms, and permutation groups;
elementary properties of rings.

Textbook: "A First Course in
Abstract Algebra" by Joseph J. Rotman, Prentice Hall, 2^{nd} Edition.

We plan to cover most sections of Chapters 1,2,3 of the textbook.

There will be several homework assignments [20% of course], 3 regular examinations
[50%], and a final examination [30%]. Passing grades will be decided as
follows: A for excellent/distinguished performance, B for good performance, C
for acceptable work, D for poor. For example, a final course score of 90% or
above should qualify for A, 80-89% would qualify for B, 65-79% for C, and 40-64% for D. These figures
are not exact and are given only as a rough guide.