Aims/Description: This module is lectured with the undergraduate modules MAS438 and MAS442 and considers Fields and Galois Theory. The first half of the module covers basic field theory (field extensions, constructability, etc.) and the second gives the applications to the theory of equations: Galois groups of extensions, and of polynomials, culminating in one of the crowning glories of Galois's work classifying polynomials which are soluble by radicals.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to postgraduate students.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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