Spring 2018 MATH 114 001 LEC

Second Course in Abstract Algebra
Schedule: 
SectionDays/TimesLocationInstructorClass
001 LECMoWeFr 10:00AM - 10:59AMEvans 3Emiliano Gomez32332
UnitsEnrollment Status
4Closed
Additional Information: 

Prerequisites: 110 and 113, or consent of instructor

Description: Further topics on groups, rings, and fields not covered in Math 113. Possible topics include the Sylow Theorems and their applications to group theory; classical groups; abelian groups and modules over a principal ideal domain; algebraic field extensions; splitting fields and Galois theory; construction and classification of finite fields.

In Spring 2018, Math 114 will be focused on Galois theory, building toward the impossibility of solving the general quintic by radicals, and proving the impossibility of some famous geometric constructions along the way.

Office: 985 Evans

Office Hours: TBA

Required Text: Galois Theory, by Ian Stewart. 4th edition, CRC Press

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Grading:  Based on weekly homework assignments, one or two midterms, and a final exam.

Homework: Weekly assignments.

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