Math 370  Home Page
 Instructor: Tony Pantev
 Lectures: TuTh 10:30am12pm, DRL 4C4
 Office: 3E4 David Rittenhouse Laboratory
 Office Hours: TuTh at 34pm and by
appointment.
 Email address:
tpantev@math.upenn.edu
 Office phone: (215) 8985970
Info pages for undergraduate math:
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 I will hold a review session for the final on Monday, May 2, 2016
67:30pm in DRL 4c8.
 Here are some Sample problems for the Final Exam.
 Here is the actual Midterm with
solutions .
 Here is a Sample Midterm with
solutions . I strongly suggest that you try to do the problems on
your own before you consult the solutions.
 Here are some of my lectures
notes. Feel free to use these as a reference but beware that
the notes are sketchy and are no substitute for the book.
Course guide:

Teaching Assistant:
Michael Gerapetritis

Texts:
 M. Artin Algebra , Prentice Hall, (first or
second edition)
 Additional handouts to be posted on this page.

SYLLABUS

Laboratory Sessions:
These are scheduled every week on Monday or Wednesday evening,
6:30  8:30 pm, room DRL 3C6. During alternate weeks these will
serve as problem sessions where you will individually present your
solutions to the homework problems (see below). On the other
alternate weeks, Mr. Gerapetritis will hold sessions devoted to PAST problem
sets and the `A' problems (see below). Attendance at weekly labs.
is mandatory .

Homework: Homework is an extremely important part of this
course. Homework problems will be posted weekly each Monday on this
page. The homework assigned during a certain week is due in your TAs
mailbox by 5pm on Thursday of the following week. There will be two
types of homework problems: A and B. Type A problems are assigned each
week, whereas B problems are assigned every other week. While the A
problems are more or less standard exercises, the B problems will be
more substantial and sometimes quite difficult. You may work together
in small groups of your own choosing on these problems, although each
student's writeup should be his/her own. On each assignment you hand
in, write down the names of anyone you collaborated with. Occasionally
there will be optional `C' problems which are meant as extra credit;
people looking for a challenge are encouraged to attempt them! The C
problems should be turned in on a separate sheet of paper directly to
Mr. Gerapetritis.

Groups:
As mentioned above, you may work in groups on homework
assignments, and report during our evening sessions individually but
as group members on the B part of the assignment.
Each group should have 3  5
members, and everyone in the same group should be giving and
taking (if you are always giving or always taking, you are in the
wrong group and should switch groups). I encourage you to work
together on the homework; sharing
ideas and discussing arguments with others is a big help.

Exams:
We will have two exams during the course, a midterm and
a final exam. The midterm will be held on Thursday, March 3.
 Grading Policy: The final grades will be determined by
giving a 40% weight to homework and a 30% weight to each exam. While
your exam score is numerical, the homework grade consists of your
written performance and your presentations at the evening sessions.
Participating in class and working on extra credit C problems is
encouraged and will help to improve your grade.
HOMEWORK