Policy statement for SM462, Algebraic Structures, Spring 20152016
Prof. David Joyner
Phone: X36738
email: wdj@usna.edu
office hrs: M3, M4 (math lab), W3
Recommended text: T. Judson, Abstract Algebra, 2015 edition.

Exams

Homework
There are daily homework, the previous week's homework is due the following Wednesday. Late homework is not accepted without an excuse.

Quizzes
There will be four quizzes (dates are in the syllabus) and a final exam. These will be open notes.

Software
On the first day of classes please do the following.

Access the following site, and get an account on the free program Sagemath.

Factor the year of your graduation in Sage as your first
assignment.

Using Sage will make the homework a lot easier and our
cryptology calculations less trivial and more interesting.
Also, computers are an essental component to applications of modern,
such as algebraic coding theory and cryptography.
Grading:


Homework: 40%.

Quizzes: 30%

Final: 30%
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