Policy statement for SM462, Algebraic Structures, Spring 2015-2016
Prof. David Joyner
office hrs: M3, M4 (math lab), W3
Recommended text: T. Judson, Abstract Algebra, 2015 edition.
There are daily homework, the previous week's homework is due the following Wednesday. Late homework is not accepted without an excuse.
There will be four quizzes (dates are in the syllabus) and a final exam. These will be open notes.
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
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.