Math 503 course page
## Lecture:

TR 12-1:30 DRL 4C4
## Midterms:

First midterm: Feb 14, in-class
Second midterm: Apr 25, in-class
## Office hours:

DRL 3N4B, TR 1:30-2:30 or by appointment.
Michael's office hours: MW 4:30-5:30 in 3C11.
## Textbook:

Artin: Algebra, but mainly I will follow my own notes.
## Material:

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
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