Groups, Rings and Fields (Math 250A) - Fall 2015
University of California, Berkeley
TTh 2.10-3.30pm 247 Cory Hall (Lecture)
Instructor: Prof. Ken Ribet
Course Website: All information relating to the course can be found here. In particular: homework; progress of the course; exam information.
Office: 716 Evans Hall
Here are some notes from the lecture on finite fields I gave on Nov. 17.
Here are some supplementary reference to the course textbook:
- Topics in Algbera - Herstein.
- Basic Algebra I - N. Jacobson.
- A Book of Abstract Algebra - Pinter.
- Abstract Algebra - Dummit & Foote.
- Algebra - M. Artin.
- Classic Algebra - P. Cohn.
- Group Theory - J. Milne (Available online)
- Algebra - Hungerford.
- An Introduction to Commutative Algebra - Atiyah & MacDonald.
Here are some excellent resources on Galois theory:
- Galois Theory - E. Artin.
- Lecture notes on Galois theory - A. Baker Available here.
- Galois Theory - Pavaman Murthy et al. Available here.
- Galois Theory - M. Reid Notes from a course at Warwick University.
See the course website for homework policy.
Late homework will not be accepted.
Grading: Homework is graded according to the following qualitative scale:
- 5 points - substantial/complete progress towards solution with at most few minor,unfatal errors.
- 4 points - substantial progres towards solution but with several minor errors or insufficient justification.
- 3 points - adequate progress towards solution but with incomplete/incorrect justifications.
- 2 points - some progress towards solution but including fatal errors.
- 1 point - little progress towards solution.
- 0 point - complete misunderstanding of statement of problem; incorrect justifications demonstrating a lack of understanding of fundamental concepts.
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