**Groups, Rings, Fields**

Mathematics 466: Fall 2003

**Course description:**
In this course, we will make a quick review of topics treated in M366 (Group Theory and a little bit of Ring Theory).
Next we will proceed more in depth into Ring Theory and Field Theory. M366 covered Chapters 1-14 of "Contemporary Abstract Algebra"
by Joseph A Gallian. M466 will also use "Contemporary Abstract Algebra"
by Joseph A Gallian. The course will cover Chapters 15-23 together with additional topics selected from Chapters 24-33.

**Prerequisite:**
Math 366 or an equivalent course,
or permission of professor.

**Homework:**
Homework is the most important part of this class.
It should demonstrate your knowledge of the material and your skill at
writing proofs.
Homework will typically be collected at the end of class on Friday.
Working in groups is both allowed and encouraged but you should write up your
solutions independently. The beginning of each class will be used to go over selected homework problems.

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Detailed information on homework and exams **

**Text:**
Contemporary Abstract Algebra by Joseph A. Gallian.

**Examinations:**
There will be 2 midterm exams and a final exam.

**Grading: **The course grades will be computed as follows.

40% Homework; 40% Midterms;
20% Final.

**Help:** Office hours will officially be Monday 10:00 - 11:30 and Friday 10:00 - 11:30.
Unofficially, you should drop by whenever you like. My office is Weber 220.