Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
Galois theory is based around a simple but ingenious idea: that we can study field extensions by instead studying the structure of certain groups associated to them. This idea can be employed to solve some problems which confounded mathematicians for centuries, including the impossibility of trisecting an angle with ruler and compass alone, and the insolubility of the general quintic equation.
Study Type  Undergraduate  Level  4 

Session  First Sub Session  Credit Points  15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits) 
Campus  None.  Sustained Study  No 
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Syllabus
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 twohour written examination (80%); incourse assessment (20%). Resit: If required and permitted by Regulations, there will be 1 twohour written examination. The CAS mark will be based on the maximum of examination (100%) and examination (80%) together with incourse assessment (20%).
Informal assessment of weekly homework through discussions in tutorials.
Incourse assignments will normally be marked within one week and feedback provided to students in tutorials. Students will be invited to contact Course Coordinators for feedback on the final examination.
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