Math 123 - Harvard University - Spring 2002
MWF 10:00-11:00, Science Center 216
Instructor: Curtis T McMullen

Required Text: Artin, Algebra, , Prentice-Hall 1991

Prerequisites: Math 122. Intended for undergraduate math majors.

Topics. This course will cover the basics of rings and fields. Topics include:
  • Factorization in number rings
  • Modules
  • Fields
  • Galois Theory
Reading and Lectures. Please read the book before coming to class! Students are responsible for all topics covered in the readings and lectures. Lectures may go beyond the reading, and not every topic in the reading will be covered in class.

Grades. Grades will be based on quizzes and weekly homework (40%), the midterm (20%) and the final (40%).

Homework. Homework will be assigned every week. Late homework will not be accepted. Collaboration between students is encouraged, but you must write your own solutions, understand them and give credit to your collaborators.

30 Jan (W) First class
18 Feb (M) President's day
8 March (F) In-class midterm
25-29 Mar (M-F) Spring recess
3 May (F) Last class
4-15 May (Sa-W) Reading period
8-10 May (W-F) Take-home final exam

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