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Math 4120A/9020A: Field Theory, Fall 2014
Please check this page regularly for updates and announcements.
The first class is on Tuesday, September 9th and will be a regular class.
Note this is a change from starting on Thursday, September 4th due
to a conflict with the scheduling meeting that day.
||nlemire at uwo dot ca
||Within reason, you may drop by to ask questions when I'm in or make an appointment by email, if you can't find me in.
||Galois Theory, by Steven H. Weintraub, published by
|| Book is available from the UWO library in online format.
|| Math 4123A/B or equivalent.
Automorphisms of fields, separable and normal extensions, splitting
fields, fundamental theorem of Galois theory, primitive elements, Lagrange's theorem. Finite fields and their Galois groups, cyclotomic extensions and
polynomials, applications of Galois theory to geometric constructions and solution of algebraic equations.
Link to UWO course calendar.
Evaluation of Student Performance:
There will be 6 or 7 assignments.
They are due at the beginning of class.
Click here for a list of exercises
and the procedures for handing in homework.
The lowest (or missing) assignment grade will be dropped when
computing the course grade.
The date of the midterm exam will be announced soon.
Final Exam Information
The date for the final exam will be announced later.
The assignments are to be thought of as take-home exams and
should be done entirely on your own. All those involved in
copying will receive a negative grade on the assignment
in question. In addition, all academic offenses will be
reported to the Dean's office, and may result in further
Regarding Scholastic Offences and Penalties, see pp. 23-26 of the
Academic Calendar or refer to
Important Senate Policy
Students are responsible for ensuring that their selection of courses
is appropriate and accurately recorded and that all course prerequisites
have been successfully completed. If the student does not have the
prerequisites for a course, and does not have written special permission
from his or her Dean to enroll in the course, the student may
be removed from the course and it will be deleted from the student's
record. This decision may not be appealed. A student will receive no
adjustment to his or her fees in the event that he or she is dropped from
a course for failing to have the necessary prerequisites.
Statement on Academic Offences
Scholastic offences are taken seriously and students are directed
to read the appropriate policy, specifically, the definition of what
constitutes a Scholastic Offence, at
Computer-marked multiple-choice tests and/or exams may be subject
to submission for similarity review by software that will check for
unusual coincidences in answer patterns that may indicate cheating.
Make-up exams and conflicts
If you know ahead of time that you are unable to attend a
midterm or final exam, you must let your instructor know
at least two weeks in advance so alternative arrangements can be
See also the
policy on final exam conflicts.
Medical Excuse Regulations
If you are unable to meet a course requirement due to illness
or other serious circumstances, you must provide valid medical
or other supporting documentation to the Dean's Office as soon as possible
and contact your instructor immediately. It is the student's responsibility to make alternative arrangements with his or her instructor once the accommodation has been approved and the instructor has been informed. In the event of a missed final exam, a "Recommendation of Special Examination" form must be obtained from the Dean's Office immediately.
For further information please see:
policy on medical excuses.
A student requiring academic accommodation due to illness, should use the
Student Medical Certificate when visiting an off-campus medical facility or
request a Record's Release Form (located in the Dean's Office) for visits to
Student Health Services.
The form can be found
at this web site.
Please contact the course instructor if you require material in an alternate format or
if you require any other arrangements to make this course more accessible to you.
You may also wish to contact Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at
661-2111 x 82147 for any specific questions regarding an accommodation.
Please check the exercises page and
the course web page regularly for announcements and
Here is a link to the clone presentation
and the the Chessboard presentation
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