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MATH 317 Modern Algebra II
Prerequisite: MATH 316
Offered in the Spring of odd-numbered years
A study of advanced topics in the field of abstract algebra. The main goal of this course will be to prove the insolvability of the quintic. Topics include rings of polynomials, factor rings, ideals, unique factorization, domains, extension fields, geometric constructions, splitting fields, and Galois theory.