**189-235A:** Basic Algebra I

**Professor:** Henri Darmon

**Classes: ** MWF 8:30-9:30.

**Room: ** Otto Maass 10

**Basic Algebra I on the web:**

Henri Darmon's web page:
http://www.math.mcgill.ca/~darmon

Thomas Mattman's web page:
http://www.math.mcgill.ca/~mattman.

Math 235A:
http://www.math.mcgill.ca/~darmon/courses/algebra1/algebra.html

# Special review session

Friday, December 5, 8:30-9:30 in Otto Mass 10.

# Special office hours in the week before midterms:

** Henri Darmon**:

Monday, December 1, 10:30-11:30.

Wednesday, December 3, 10:30-12:30.

Friday, December 5, 11:00-12:00.

Monday, December 8, 9:00-10:00.

** Dominic Lemelin**:

Wednesday December 3: 8h30-16h00

Thursday, Dember 4: 8h30-16h00

Friday, December 5: 8h30 - 12h30.

Monday: 8h30-10h30 and 12h00-14h00.

** Thomas Mattman**:

Monday, December 1, 11:30-12:30 and 5:30-6:30.

Wednesday, December 3, 3:00-4:00.

Thursday, December 4, 12:30-2:00.

Friday, December 5, 1:00-3:00.

Monday, December 8, 10:00-1:00.

** Terry Jackson **:

Tuesday, December 2, 9:00-10:00.

**TA's and tutorials: **

Dominic Lemelin,
M 12:30-13:30, Burnside 1B24.

Thomas Mattman,
M 5:30-6:30, Burnside 920.

Terry Jackson,
Tu 9:00-10:00, Burnside 920.

**Office hours: **

Henri Darmon: MWF 10:30-11:30 in room 1211

Terry Jackson: Tu 11:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:00.

Dominic Lemelin: M 14:00-15:00 and W 11:30-13:30

Thomas Mattman: M 11:30-12:30 and W 3:00-4:00.

**Required Text:** Joseph Rotman, A first course in Abstract Algebra,
Prentice Hall publisher.

*Note*: Because of the unexpectedly high enrolment in the course, the
bookstore has run out of textbooks. They are on order, and should be available
in one or two weeks. * In the meantime, you can purchase
a photocopy of chapter 1 of the book in the Basement of the
McConnell Engineering Building EUS copy room, for about 1.50$. *

**Syllabus**: This course will cover the standard
syllabus for a
first year undergraduate course in abstract algebra.
The content and pace will be challenging:
emphasis will be placed on rigorous proofs, and on developping
mathematical
maturity and problem-solving skills.

** Grading Scheme **: 30%
Weekly assignments ,
30% Midterm, 40% Final.

There will be an option of 100% final.