Math 430: Applied Algebra
Syllabus  Course Overview
Time&place 
The class meets 10am11:15am TR Location: E1 106. 
Description  In this course we will cover the basics of abstract algebra and some of its applications.
Topics include: Introduction to groups, homomorphisms, group actions, rings, field theory. Applications, including constructions with ruler and compass, solvability by radicals, error correcting codes.

Prerequisites 
Prerequisites: MATH 230 Concurrent prerequisite: MATH 332.
Textbook: Derek J. S. Robinson, An introduction to abstract algebra.
ISBN13: 9783110175448 ISBN10: 3110175444.

Instructor  Sonja Petrović Office: E1, 111a Office hours: Tuesdays 12:301:30pm; Thursdays 11:30am12:30. 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; simply follow the "GO HERE FIRST" link on the course main menu on Blackboard. 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 Zena Drakou. The graduate assistant will hold one office hour per week, schedule TBD. econtact: The best way to contact the grader is to post a note on Piazza. For particular homework grading inquiries, you may use email: zdrakou@hawk.iit.edu . 