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25 Aug:Welcome to Math 430! Please log into Blackboard to access the Piazza for this course.

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Math 430: Applied Algebra

Syllabus - Course Overview

Time&place The class meets 10am-11:15am TR
Location: E1-119.
Description In this course we will discuss systems of polynomial equations (ideals), their solution sets (varieties), and how these objects can be effectively manipulated (algorithms). This is a proofs-based course which treats structure, properties and realtionships of these objects. Writing and communicating mathematics is an important part of the course.
Prerequisites Math 230 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics or Math 332 Elementary Linear Algebra. In particular, familiarity with proofs and mathematical structures.
(Note: our textbook says it assumes knowledge of linear algebra. If you have not taken 332 yet and are worried about matrices - you probably met a matrix or two in your calculus courses. You should be able to catch up on the concepts needed in our text; ask, and you will be provided background information on such topics if they arise.)
Instructor Sonja Petrović
Office: E1, 111a
Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-1:30pm.
e-contact: The best way to e-communicate with the instructor is via Piazza - it is set up so that you can log into it from Blackboard directly. If you must email, please use and put the course number in the subject line. Your message will generally be answered within 48 hours.
Graduate assistant The grader for this course is Dane Wilburne.
The grader will hold one office on Fridays, 2-3pm, at the usual graduat TA office E1-129.
e-contact: The best way to contact the grader is to post a note on Piazza. For particular homework grading inquiries: