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MATH 3250 - Introduction to Modern Algebra


Class Hours:

15:05-16:20 on TR


EMCS 232

Office Hours:

10:40-12:00 on TR at EMCS 413D  (or by appointment)

Current Catalog Description

  • (3) Credit Hours. Integral domains, rings, fields, groups, elementary number theory, and other selected topics. Prerequisites: MATH 2200 and MATH 3000 with minimum grades of C or department head approval.


  • We will go through Sections 0–11, 13–15, 18–23, 26, 27, and 29–33. We have 28 classes to cover 27 sections, and we will spent more than one class on several sections (and so we will cover two sections in one class).

Attendance Policy

  • You are expected to attend every class. Coming late and leaving early should be rare occurrences since it is impolite and distracting to the entire class. However, it is better to be tardy than not to come at all. If you are tardy, please enter as quietly as possible and sit near the entrance. If you have to leave early for any reason, please let me know ahead of time and sit near the exit, if possible.
  • Attendance will be recorded beginning on 01/21/2014. You will be rewarded 2% bonus points if you miss no class or have a documental excuse (e.g., doctor's excuse) for each missed class. You will fail this course if you miss more than 9 classes, unless your overall score is over 90%.


  • We will have homeworks, homework-problem-solving presentations, quizzes, and a comprehensive final exam. They count 20%, 20%, 30%, and 30%, respectively.
  • Your grade is determined by your overall score as below:
    90% - 102% = A, 80% - 89% = B, 70% - 79% = C, 60% - 69% = D, 0% - 59% = F.
  • Doing homework seriously is of crucial importance for gaining mastery of the materials and obtaining a good grade. 
  • Show your work in detail for full credit.

Presentation Problems (PDF)

Quiz/Exam Guide (PDF)

  • This is for you to prepare quizzes and the final exam.
  • It also serves as a study guide, because it lists the most important knowledge and skills you should know in this class.

ADA Statement

  • Attention: If you are a student with a disability (e.g. physical, learning, psychiatric, vision, hearing, etc.) and think that you might need special assistance or a special accommodation in this class or any other class, call the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at 425-4006 or come by the office, 102 Frist Hall,
  • If you find that personal problems, career indecision, study and time management difficulties, etc. are adversely affecting your successful progress at UTC, please contact the Counseling and Career Planning Center at 425-4438 or