**Office hours:** Mondays and Wednesdays
2:05-3 in 383-M (third floor of the math building).
I will have bonus office hours before the midterm and final.

** Textbook:** Lang's *Algebra* (revised third edition).

**Grading scheme:**

**Course assistant:** Jarod Alper,
jarod@stanford.edu,
office 380-J.

**Problem sets:**
They will be mostly due on Fridays at noon, at Jarod
Alper's door (380-J). There will be an envelope there.
Lates will not be allowed, but the lowest score will be dropped.

This is the first course in a three-part sequence. From the course guide: "Groups, rings, and fields, introduction to Galois theory. Prerequisite: 120 or equivalent." The course will assume that you've already had reasonable exposure to groups, rings, and fields.

For quals information, click here.

**The course so far:**
Problem sets in ps and pdf formats are below.
(Please let me know if you have trouble with the pdf version, or
if you want the dvi version.)

To my home page.

Ravi Vakil

Department of Mathematics Rm. 383-M

Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Phone: 650-723-7850 (but e-mail is better)

Fax: 650-725-4066

vakil@math.you-know-where.edu