MATH 3413

M,W,F 1:00-1:50

302 Boyd

Instructor: Scott Sykes

Office
Phone: 678-839-4125

Office
Hours: Monday 2:00-5:00

Tuesday 10:30-11:30, 1:30-2:30

Wednesday
2:00-4:00

Friday
9:00-10:00

or by appointment

Email: ssykes@westga.edu

Prerequisite: MATH 2853 and 3003

TEXT: NONE, although course readings will be
distributed during the semester.

LEARNING
OUTCOMES: At the end of this course, a
student should be able to demonstrate:

- An understanding of the
properties of the integers, rational numbers, real numbers and complex
numbers.
- An understanding of the
formula for solving a quadratic of cubic equation
- An understanding of the
Euclidean algorithm for integers and polynomials.
- A basic understanding
of the concepts of rings, fields and groups.

TESTS: There will be exams on **Monday, September 19, Monday, October 24** and **Wednesday, November 30** Each
will count 100 points towards your final grade.

FINAL: The final is **Friday, December 16 at 11:00-1:00**.
It counts 200 points towards your final grade and will be comprehensive.

HOMEWORK: Homework will be assigned each week and
collected the following Wednesday. Each
assignment is worth 15 points. You will
lose 3 points for each day it is late. You may count a maximum of 200 points towards
your final grade.

BOARDWORK: You will be expected to go to the board and
do work during the semester. Each time
you go to the board, you will be scored for mathematical correctness (6 points)
and style (4 points). At the end of the
semester, your points will be totaled and scaled to 100 points based on other
people’s scores.

GRADES: Your grade will be determined based on the
following formula

TESTS 300
points

FINAL 200 points

HOMEWORK 200 points

BOARDWORK 100 points

TOTAL 800 points

__POINTS__ __GRADE__

720-800 A

640-719 B

560-639 C

480-559 D

0-479 F

If
you ever have any questions or suggestions, feel free to come by my office at
any time. I will definitely be there
during my office hours, you can just stop by.
You can also stop by or call to see if I am there at other times.