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MA3D5 Galois Theory 2007-2008
by Daan Krammer


  • Assignment 1: postscript - pdf.
  • Assignment 2: postscript - pdf.
  • Assignment 3: postscript - pdf.
  • Assignment 4: postscript - pdf.
  • Assignment 5: postscript - pdf.

  • More examples and solutions to some assignments - pdf.

  • The midterm test with solutions: postscript - pdf.

  • The exact syllabus is as follows. Chapters 1,2,3,4 of the printed notes minus the exercises, plus the B exercises of the assignments, plus the extra examples in the handout (available on our homepage) minus:
       
  • From "One reason" (page 8) till the end of section 1.5.
  • From section 1.8 till the end of chapter 1.
  • Example 2.39.
  • Section 3.2 (Ruler and compass).
  • Proposition 3.36 (Discriminant).
  • The proof of theorem 4.3.
  • From "Cubic and quartic revisited" (page 79) till the end of chapter 4.
  • Example 0.7 "Cyclotomic Fields" on the handout.
  • 2006 exam: pdf - solutions to the 2006 exam: pdf.
  • 2007 exam: pdf - solutions to the 2007 exam: pdf.

  • On the style of the exams:
        2008     2007     2006
    Seen theory     29%     39%     33%
    Variations on seen theory     22%     18%     26%
    Calculations     18%     13%     15%
    Proofs in examples     31%     30%     26%

  • Click here to see last year's assignments.

  • We will use Miles Reid's lecture notes for 2004-2005, which were also used the last two years: pdf. Also available in the General Office.

  • Alternative book list: postscript - pdf.

  • There are 30 lecture hours (weeks 15-24):
    Monday     10-11     F1.07     weeks 15-24
    Thursday     11-12     L4     weeks 15-24
    Friday     09-10     MS.05     weeks 15-24.

  • There are support classes given by Andrew Rose (starting in the second week):
    Tuesday     12-01     MA_B3.01
    Thursday     09-10 MA_B3.01.

  • There will be 5 assignments of around 4 exercises, of which a few will be assessed. Please put your solutions into the MA3D5 Galois Theory box in front of the General Office. The deadlines are **. Many more exercises can be found in the printed notes.

  • There is a test on Monday 18 February 2008.

  • The final mark is made from the test (7.5%), the best three of your assignments (7.5%) and a 3-hour exam in June (85%).

  • I will be happy to help with queries of any sort. Just send an email to me D.Krammer@warwick.ac.uk or drop by in my office MI-B1.17.

  • The MathStuff page and the PYDC page for MA3D5 Galois Theory.