Algebra for Applications
Spring Quarter 2015
Instructor: CASTELLA, Francesc
Office: MS 6939
Office Hours: MWF 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (after lecture)
Lectures: MWF 1:00 PM-1:50 PM in MS 5138
Text: "A Concrete Introduction to Higher Algebra" (3rd Edition), by Lindsay N. Childs
Lecture Schedule: Available here.
Teaching Assistant: SUSICE, John
Office: MS 2963
Office Hours: W 10:00 AM-10:50 AM and F 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Discussion Sessions: R 1:00 PM-1:50 PM in MS 5138
Homework: Assignments and due dates available here.
Collected at the discussion session on Thursdays.
The lowest two scores will be dropped in order to calculate the final course grade.
Midterms: Friday, April 24 and Friday, May 22.
Each midterm will last 50 minutes.
Final Exam: Monday, June 8 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
Books, notes or calculators are not allowed in the exams.
There will be no make-up midterm or final exams.
Grades: The final course grade will be determined by whichever is greater of the following:
Midterms: 20% each
Final Exam: 50%
Best Midterm: 35%
Final Exam: 55%