Math 430: Applied Algebra
Syllabus  Course Overview
Time&place 
The class meets 10am11:15am TR Location: E1119. 
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 proofsbased 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 12:301:30pm. econtact: The best way to ecommunicate 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 Sonja.Petrovic@iit.edu 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, 23pm, at the usual graduat TA office E1129. econtact: The best way to contact the grader is to post a note on Piazza. For particular homework grading inquiries: dwilburn@hawk.iit.edu. 