Math 200C (Graduate
Algebra)  Spring 2006
Professor: Wee Teck Gan
Lectures: MWF 10:0010:50am in in AP&M 7421.
Office Hour Schedule: M 11am12pm, W 12 1pm in AP&M
5808.
Office: AP&M
5808;
Phone: 8585340997; Email: wgan@math.ucsd.edu
Teaching
Assistant:
OREST BUCICOVSCHI
Office Hours/Problem sessions: MW 23pm
in AP&M 7218.
Office: AP&M 7218; phone:
8585344368; Email: obucicov@math.ucsd.edu
COURSE DESCRIPTION
WHAT IS MATH 200C? This is the third quarter
in a yearlong graduate course in abstract algebra. The two main topics covered are:
Galois theory and Representation Theory of finite groups.
TEXT D. Dummit and R. Foote,
Abstract Algebra, Third Edition
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004)
EXAMS
 Final Exam  Tuesday,
Topics:
comprehensive.

No notes, textbooks, calculators
are allowed during the final exam. No makeup exams will be
given.
Cheating on an exam results in zero points for that exam, as well as
further disciplinary action. Please read the following ACADEMIC INTEGRITY GUIDELINES.
 All topics discussed in class (during
regular lecture hours as well as the problems and additional topics
sessions) and all topics assigned for individual reading will be part
of the examination material.
GRADING POLICY
Final Exam:
70%;
Homework: 30%. Your grade in this class should be a strong
indicator on how you will perform on your Algebra Qualifying Exam next Fall:
A = PhD Pass, A = Provisional
PhD Pass, B+/B = Master's Pass, B or lower = Fail.
GETTING HELP
Help with mathematical problems:
 Office Hours: You
are strongly advised to take full advantage of your professor's and
ta's office
hours.
 Classmates: Sometimes
a classmate can help. Sometimes you can learn by working out problems
together with your classmates.
Help with personal problems which
affect your class work:
 Talk to the professor or, if appropriate, your
college provost.