## Honors Algebra II - Spring 2015- V63.0349

SPECIAL NOTE: There WILL be Recitation the first week, Jan 30.
While assignments will not be collected it will be an important
time to get (re)acquainted with our TA -- Mark Kim.

## Syllabus

Click here
postscript
LaTeX
pdf
for an outline and lots of information.

## Instructor

Prof. Joel Spencer

wwh 829; x83219; {lowercaselastname}@cims.nyu.edu
Office Hours: Tuesday 3-5

## Class Hours

Monday, Wednesday 11-12:15; ciww 317
## Recitation

Instructor: Mark Kim
Recitation, Friday, 2-3:15, ciww 317

Click
here

for Mark's website for this course.

## General Stuff

This website deals with Algebra II, Spring 2015. Students are expected
to have taken Algebra I, though not necessarily from Prof. Spencer and
not necessarily Fall 2014. The basic subject matter is Fields, including
Galois Theory. (Because this is a transition year, we shall NOT assume that
you have taken the Honors Algebra I.)
## Questions?

Send me an email: {lowercaselastname}@cims.nyu.edu
## Movie Time!

On Thursday, February 19, 8pm, a new documentary will be shown at MoMath.
Counting From Infinity gives the story of
Yitang Zhang, the mathematician who in 2013 made a crucial
breakthrough towards solving the Twin Primes Conjecture. The
film recounts the story of Zhang's perseverance against
adversity, his discovery, and its place in mathematical history.
Prof. Spencer will make comments and lead a discussion following
the movie. MoMath is at 11 E 26 Street. This is NOT part of the
course and completely optional. MoMath is an entertaining museum
and you might well enjoy it. Please note that tickets are NOT free!
MoMath Info and Registration

## Scribe

Generally, one student will be the scribe for each class
and will take careful notes. These will be sent to Prof.
Spencer (.pdf or .jpg are fine, often photos are taken
with the student's phone) who will post them here.
Scribe postings will be here.
scribelist
January 26 (Thanks John!)
pdf

January 28 (Thanks Vadim!)
jpg1
jpg2

## 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.)
Assignment 1, NOT TO BE SUBMITTED
postscript
LaTeX
pdf

## Solutions

Solutions will be posted here after the recitation section.
## Midterm

Later
## Extra Stuff

Later
## Final Exam

Later