Math 371 course page
TR 10:30-noon DRL 4C2
First midterm: Feb 11, in-class
Second midterm: Apr 26, in-class
DRL 3N4B, TR noon-1:00pm or by appointment.
Ben's office hours, MW 12:30-1:30
Artin: Algebra, but mainly I will follow my own notes.
1. Introduction to rings; number theory in rings
Treat: Fermat's Last Thm for n=3
2. Galois theory
Treat: No "quadratic formula" for degree 5 equations; describe geometric objects constructible using compass and straightedge
3. Module theory
Treat: finitely generated modules over PID's
4. Group representations
Treat: Every group of order p^a*q^b is solvable.
If you have any questions/concerns, feel free to write an anonymous comment (see below) or send an email to mhabli at math.upenn.edu.