SUNY at Stony Brook MAT 312/AMS351: Applied Algebra
Fall 2015

General Information


LEC01TuTh 11:30am-12:50pmMathematics P131Leon Takhtajan
R01Tu 1:00pm-1:53pmLgt Engr Lab 154Gao Chen
R02W 11:00am-11:53amLibrary W4530Gao Chen

Lecture: Leon Takhtajan Office: Math. Tower 5-111. Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30pm-3:30pm in 5-111.
Recitations: Gao Chen Office: Math. Tower 3-103. Office hours: Monday, 1:00pm-3:00pm in MLC (Math. Tower S-240A) and Friday, 1:00pm-2:00pm in 3-103.

Textbook: Numbers, Groups and Codes by J. F. Humphreys and M. Y. Prest (2nd Ed). Available from the university bookstore or from

Grades policy: The final grade will be based on the midterm scores (22.5% each) the final examination (35%) and the homework (20%). Make sure that you can attend the exams at the scheduled times; make-ups will not be given. Resolve any conficts now. If one midterm exam is missed because of a serious (documented) illness or emergency, the semester grade will be determined based on the balance of the work in the course.

Homework: The homework is a compulsory part of the course and will be assigned every week and should be handed to the recitation instructor during the recitation next week. Doing the homework is fundamental for understanding the course material.

Exams: Midterm 1: Thursday, October 1, in class; Midterm 2: Thursday, November 12, in class. Final Exam: Wednesday, December 9, 5:30pm-8:00pm.

Information for students with disabilities: If you have a physical, psychological, medical, or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services at (631) 632-6748 or They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.

Students who require assistance during emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services. For procedures and information go to the following website:

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Critical incident management: Stony Brook University expects students to respect the rights, priv- ileges, and property of other people. Faculty are required to report to the Oce of Judicial A airs any disruptive behavior that interrupts their ability to teach, compromises the safety of the learning environ- ment, or inhibits students' ability to learn.