 
Instructor:  Prof. Hoon Hong,
SAS 3274, hong@ncsu.edu Office Hour: Mon 2:003:00 PM and Wed 9:0010:00 AM on zoom 

 
Objectives:  Learn fundamental mathematical theories and algorithms for tackling important and challenging problems in algebra and applications.
 
Prerequisites:  (MA 407 or MA 521) and (MA 405 or MA 520)  
GEP:  Does not fulfill a General Education Program (GEP) category/coreqisite  
Credit hours:  3  
 
Textbook :  No textbook will be required/used. The lectures will be selfcontained  
References :  We will be covering some of the materials from the following books. They are not required, since the lecture will be selfcontained. They are listed here in case you want to study some related topics on your own. Most of them are freely available electronically from the library or web sites.


Software :  Maple and/or Mathematica
 
 
Grading:  The letter grade will be determined from the total numeric grade as follows:
The total numeric grade will be the sum of several numeric grades as follows:


 
Quizzes:  The quizzes will be on materials covered during previous one or two lectures.
They will be either inclass or athome, depending on the nature of the problems. In order to prepare for the quizzes, study/master each lecture material before you come to the next lecture. 

 
Projects: 
The projects will be on several fundamental theory/algorithms.
For each project, you need to submit 1. paper (written in LaTeX) 2. program (written in specified programming language) Eac project will be graded for * logical correctness * psychological correctness (readability) No late submission will be permitted. Wisdom (for peace and joy) * work on the project everyday, making a small progress every day. * begin to work on each project as soon as it is assigned. 

 
Attendance:  Required. If you have an official excuse, then send it to the instructor and ask the instructor to remove the absence mark from the record. 

 
Helps: 
Technology lending
Guide for Moodle Student Health Services Counseling Center  
University Regulations:  We are required to adhere to
University Policy and Regulations.
You are strongly recommended to read the regulations to learn about your rights and duties. In particular, Absences and Missed works Code of Student Conduct  
