10 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: MAS333
Pre-requisites: MAS220

Aims/Description: A field is set where the familiar operations of arithmetic are possible. It is common, particularly in the study of equations, that a field may need to be extended. This module will study the idea of field extension and the various problems that may arise as a result. Particular use is made of this to answer some of the classical problems of Greek geometry, to ask whether certain geometrical constructions such as angle trisection or squaring the circle are possible.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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