**Classes**

**Lectures:** you should attend two hours of each lecture stream each week, making a total of four hours.

**Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials**

The required text for the Galois Theory part of MATH338 is Ian Stewart, *Galois Theory* Chapman and Hall 4th Edition. Lecture notes will be provided for the Advanced Linear Algebra part of MATH338.

ADDITIONAL TEXTS

Galois Theory

- John A. Beachy,
*Introductory Lectures on Rings and Modules* Cambridge 1999.
- Harold M. Edwards,
*Galois Theory* Springer, 1984, Graduate Texts in Mathematics 101 (written in the spirit of "Read the masters!", there is a definite attempt to expose Galois' original ideas).
- Emil Artin,
*Galois Theory* Notre Dame Mathematical Lectures 2, 1959 (the pithy work of a master - very thin).
- Francis Borceux and George Janelidze,
*Galois Theories* Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics 72, 2001 (the early sections are appropriate for this unit; the keen student can then find how Galois' ideas have developed in recent times).
- Tom Petsinis,
*The French Mathematician, A Novel* Penguin, 1997 (non-technical novel written in the first person as Galois, sets the historical stage for Galois' work; a fun read of a sad tale!).

Advanced Linear Algebra

- Gilbert Strang,
*Linear Algebra and its Applications* Brooks/Cole, 1988 (contains useful supporting material, but too elementary for this course).
- B. Hartley and T.O. Hawkes,
*Rings, Modules, and Linear Algebra, *Chapman and Hall.

**Technology Used and Required**

Students are expected to have access to an internet enabled computer with a web browser and Adobe Reader software. Several areas of the university provide wireless access for portable computers. There are computers for student use in the Library.

**Difficulties with your home computer or internet connection do not constitute a reasonable excuse for lateness of, or failure to submit, assessment tasks.**