Stony Brook University
MAT 312/AMS 351 Applied Algebra -- Spring 2012

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* Course Description
* Syllabus and Homework

Course Description

Instructor: Tony Phillips

Instructor's Office Hours: Math Tower 3-113:(TBA). You are always welcome to contact me by email (tony at either to ask a short question or to set up an appointment to see me.

TA: Claudio Meneses

TA's Office:

TA's Office Hours: TBA

Textbook: Numbers, Groups and Codes by J. F. Humphreys and M. Y. Prest (2nd Ed).

Course Format: We meet for lecture Mondays and Fridays 12:50-2:10 in Library E-4330. Recitations are Monday 10:40-11:35 in Harriman Hall 112. You will get most out of these classes if you prepare beforehand by reading the relevant section in the textbook before class. My aim in these lectures will be to explain and illustrate the arguments in the book. I am always glad to answer questions during class. (If you have more questions, please talk to me after class or come to my office hours.)

Homework: Homework is due at the beginning of the recitation section, the week following that in which the material is covered.

Grading policy for MAT 312: The final grade will be based on the midterm scores (22.5% each) the final examination (35%) and homework (20%). A student will get the better of two grades, one calculated from this weighted sum, the other based only on the (cumulative) final examination.