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Course TitleAlgebra with Geometry
Course typeTraditional, i.e. lectures and exercises
Hours/week Two hours lecture plus two hours of exercise
Level BSc
Instructor dr Tomasz Traczyk
Course status Obligatory
Prerequisites High-school level mathematics, including trygonometry
Reference books"Linear Algebra" by S.Lipschutz, McGraw-Hill
and this for vector spaces
and this and this for fields, groups and complex numbers
Objectives of the CourseTo introduce the student to the basic concepts of abstract and linear algebra

Grading rules

Students are required to write two midterm tests, with maximum score of 15 points each. On top of that you can get up to 10 points for your classroom activity. There will be no retakes of midterm tests (except chance events).
By the end of the term students will be required to sit a final exam. The maximum score in the final exam is 60 points. Oral exams take place only in exceptional cases, for example if the total score is inconclusive, or the final exam score is obviously inconsistent with in-semester performance of the student.
Final grades are calculated according to the following table, where 'points' stands for the total number of points, i.e. in-semester plus the final exam.

0-50F   (2.0) - FAILED
51-60C   (3.0) - SATISFACTORY
61-70C+   (3.5) - FAIR
71-80B   (4.0) - GOOD
81-90B+   (4.5) - VERY GOOD
91-100A   (5.0) - EXCELLENT
To pass the course on the basis of a retake exam a student needs to score at least 50%. Points won during the term are lost.
The penalty for cheating in a test is 0 points for the test and 5 (or 10 in case of the final exam) penalty points. Severe cases may be reported to the Dean and offenders may face disciplinary action.