Instructor: Victor Kac
Office: Room 2-176
Office Hours: By Appointment
Lectures: TR 2:30 - 4:00pm 2-135
Grader: Yichi Zhang, firstname.lastname@example.org
Focuses on traditional algebra topics that have found greatest application in science and engineering as well as in mathematics: group theory, emphasizing finite groups; ring theory, including ideals and unique factorization in polynomial and Euclidean rings; field theory, including properties and applications of finite fields. 18.700 and 18.703 together form a standard algebra sequence.
Prerequisites: Calculus II (GIR)
The grade for the course will be based on home assignments (50%) and on two tests (50%). No final.