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Math 4120B/9020B: Field Theory, Winter 2019
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The first class is on Tuesday, January 8th and will be a regular class.
||nlemire at uwo dot ca
||After class or by appointment.
||Abstract Algebra, Third Edition, by David S. Dummit,
and Richard M. Foote, published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
|| Math 4123A/B or equivalent.
Automorphisms of fields, separable and normal extensions, splitting
fields, fundamental theorem of Galois theory, primitive elements, Lagrange's theorem. Finite fields and their Galois groups, cyclotomic extensions and
polynomials, applications of Galois theory to geometric constructions and solution of algebraic equations.
The course material corresponds to Chapters 13 and 14, of the
text, plus some additional topics.
Link to UWO course calendar.
Evaluation of Student Performance (for Math 4120B):
Evaluation of Student Performance (for Math 9020B):
|Project and Presentation:
Evaluation of Student Performance:
There will be 6 or 7 assignments.
They are due at the beginning of class.
Details about the assignments and projects will be posted on the class OWL site.
The lowest (or missing) assignment grade will be dropped when
computing the course grade.
The date of the midterm exam will be announced soon.
Final Exam Information
The date for the final exam will be announced soon.
The assignments are to be thought of as take-home exams and
should be done entirely on your own. All those involved in
copying will receive a negative grade on the assignment
in question. In addition, all academic offenses will be
reported to the Dean`s office, and may result in further
Regarding Scholastic Offences and Penalties, see pp. 23-26 of the
Academic Calendar or refer to
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as soon as possible
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Make-up exams and conflicts
If you know ahead of time that you are unable to attend a
midterm or final exam, you must let your instructor know
at least two weeks in advance so alternative arrangements can be
See also the
policy on final exam conflicts.
Please contact the course instructor if you require material in an alternate format or
if you require any other arrangements to make this course more accessible to you.
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