# Honors Algebra II. MATH-UA.0349-001 Spring 2017

# Oooops!

In the first class I talked about the units in R[x].
When R is a field these are the nonconstants. But
otherwise it can be more complicated. In Z_4[x]
we have (2x+1)(2x+1)=1 so 2x+1 is a unit. Intriguing
question, what are the units in Z_4[x]?? Thanks
to the student (sorry, I forgot your name, please
send me an email reminding me) who pointed this out.
# Syllabus

Click here
postscript
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for a TENTATIVE outline and lots of information.

# Instructor

Prof. Joel Spencer

wwh 829; x83219; {lowercaselastname}@cims.nyu.edu
Calling is not encouraged. Emailing is. Especially for those "stupid" questions
(which frequently are anything but) to clarify something. Replies are often very
quick -- but no promises!

Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00-2:30

# When and Where

Monday and Wednesday, 11:00-12:15. ciww 317
# Recitation

Note: Recitation is Mandatory! MATH-UA.0349-002
Recitation Instructor: TBA

Class, TBA

NOTE: These will start in the SECOND week of class!

# Questions?

Send me an email: {lowercaselastname}@cims.nyu.edu
# Scribe

Each class one student will act as scribe -- taking careful
notes which will be posted on this site. The easiest is
when the notes are photographed and set to Prof Spencer.
If you would like to volunteer to scribe near the start
of term, please send Prof. Spencer an email at spencer@cims.nyu.edu.
The first few dates are: Jan 23; Jan 25; Jan 30; Feb 1. Students
will scribe for just one class.
# Assignments

Generally there will be assignments every week.
They will be put online, usually on Monday, and due at
recitation. (They will be posted here.) The
assignment for the first week is not to be submitted.
It is posted early as an optional warmup.
Assignment 1
postscript
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# Solutions

Solutions will be posted here after the recitation section.

# Extra Stuff

Extra material will be posted here