Instructor: Dan Abramovich
Class meeting: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:00-11:50am in Kassar 205
Office: Kassar 118
Telephone: (401) 863 7968
E-mail: abrmovic ( at ) math (period) brown (dot) edu
Web site: http://www.math.brown.edu/~abrmovic/MA/f1314/251/index.html
Preliminary Office hours: Monday, 2:00-3:00, Friday 10:00-10:50, or by appointment
Text: ALGEBRA by Serge Lang, 3rd rev. ed. 2002. Corr. 4th printing, 2005. ISBN: 0-387-95385-X
Topics: Groups and group actions; Categories and functors; Rings and modules; Fields and Galois theory.
problem set 1, due: Friday Sep 20.
problem set 2: Lang Chapter 1 ex 12, 14, 28, 29, 32, 39, 41, 42, 46. due: Monday Oct 7.
problem set 3, due: Monday Oct 21.
problem set 4, due: Wednesday Nov 20.
Zijian Yao's notes on solvability
Isaac Solomon's notes on Galois Cohomology
All based on Lang unless otherwise indicated.