Mathematics Department

Fordham College at Lincoln Center


Spring Semester 2015

Abstract Algebra I   MATH 3005

4 credits

Meets Tuesday/Friday 8:30 to 9:45am

Note: On Tuesday, February 17, all Monday classes meet. We do not meet.


Dr. Leonard J. Nissim

Office: 815F

Telephone: 212-636-6331

E-mail: or

LC Department Office: 813

LC Department telephone: 212-636-6310

RH Department Office: John Mulcahy Hall, room 407 (Rose Hill)

RH Department telephone: 718-817-3220

Office Hours

Monday 8:30 to 9:45am - in room 815F

Monday 1 to 2pm- in room 815F

Tuesday 10am to 12 noon - in the Math Help Room (room 302F)

Thursday 8:30 to 9:45am - in room 815F

(and by appointment)


``A First Course in Abstract Algebra'' by John B.  Fraleigh, Seventh Edition

ISBN 0-201-76390-7


After a brief preliminary review of sets and functions in section 0, we will study group theory (including subgroups, permutation groups, homomorphisms, cosets, factor groups, and group products), rings, and fields. This may be found in sections 1 to 11, 13 to 15, and 18 in the text. Additional topics in ring theory will be added if time permits.

You can get homework assignments and find out what will be covered on the next test by going to my website, and clicking on the appropriate link. The address is:

Please note: This website is not part of Blackboard. You must type in that address the first time that you go there.


Your grade will be based on tests (50%) and the final exam (50%). Three tests will be given; only the best two scores will count. No make-up tests will be given. The tests are scheduled for: Friday, February 13; Friday, March 13; and Friday, April 17.

The final exam will cover material from the entire course. It is tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 9, from 9:30 to 11:30am.

Homework will be assigned, but will not count towards your grade. While you are expected to attend all classes, attendance is not part of your grade. If you miss a class, check the website above for the homework assignment.




Leonard J. Nissim