Ying Hong Tham
Graduate Student (since 2016)
Department of Mathemtatics
Stony Brook University
Math Tower 2-109
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3651
yinghong dot tham at stonybrook.edu
Teaching related stuff:
Office hours: Mon 1700-1800h, in my office
(2nd floor of math building, 2-109)
MLC hours: Thurs 1000-1100h and Thurs 1800-1900h
(What is the MLC?)
This semester (Spring 2019) I am TA-ing AMS 351/MAT 312, Applied Algebra
specifically R20, R21, with lectures taught by
Prof Lowell Jones.
The two lectures will NOT be coordinated, so follow instructions/do homework accordingly
(if you're in LEC02 then everything will be on Blackboard, not a website).
Homework will mostly be problems from the textbook, Numbers, Groups and Codes, by J.F.Humphreys and M.Y.Prest.
You can find which problems to do on Blackboard as follows:
go to the main LEC02 page -> Tools -> Calendar, and you should see something under Mondays.
Sometimes there will be HW problems assigned that is not from the textbook. In that case it usually will be in
the documents folder of LEC02. In any case, just follow the instructions found on the calendar.
You're encouraged to work together on problems, but you must write your own solutions.
Even if you learned the solution from a friend, you should not copy their work verbatim.
Solving problems is a skill, writing them up is another, and if in the exam the grader cannot
understand your working, you cannot get a good score.
HW will be due the following week in your respective recitations, ten minutes into class.
You're also welcome to hand it in early; I should have a folder set up soon, but if not just slide it under my office door)
(e.g. HW that is found on Monday Feb 4th will be due Feb 12/13th).
Late policy I will NOT accept any late homework, unless you can provide a real reason.
This is not as unreasonably as it may seem: only your top ten homework scores will be part of your grade.
Ultimately, I want to discourage you from procrastinating and then having tons of HW piled up towards the end of the semester.
Dynkin donuts (or Dunkin diagrams)
These are notes taken in Prof Kirillov's topics class (Fall 2017) on the Borel Weil Bott theorem: