Math 422/501: Fields and Galois Theory, Fall 2016

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Lecture: MWF 2:00-3:00, Mathematics Annex 1102
Instructor: Dan Collins (Office hours: Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 in LSK 300B, Fridays 12:00-1:00 in LSK 300C)
TA: TBA (Office hours: TBA)

Prerequisites: The listed prerequisite is Math 323. You're expected to be comfortable with the basic ideas of abstract algebra, in particular working with groups and rings.

Textbook: The subject matter of the course is pretty standard, and there are plenty of good sources (many of them freely available!) you can learn it from. Some choices:

I'll make sure that the lectures and homework don't depend on any particular book, so you can look at whichever one(s) you like. Since Jacobson is the "official" book I'll lean towards it, but I won't follow it strictly.

Grading: Grades in this class will be computed with the following weights: