The problem sets for this course account for 50% of each student's grade. Students are encouraged to work on the homework in groups, but you must write up your own solutions.

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Problem set 1 (PDF) | |

Problem set 2 (PDF) | - In problem 5, take an arbitrary element a + bu + cu^2 of Q (u) where u^3 = 2, with a,b,c in Q, and compute its characteristic polynomial from the definition. - In problem 6, to produce an element of a quadratic subextension of the cyclotomic field, add the elements of an H-orbit of a suitable generator of the cyclotomic field, where H is a suitable subgroup of the Galois group G. - In problem 7, if you haven't seen tensor products of modules before, see an algebra book (e.g. Lang or Hungerford), or the Wikipedia page. |

Problem set 3 (PDF) | |

Problem set 4 (PDF) | |

Problem set 5 (PDF) | |

Problem set 6 (PDF) | Two fixes: In problem 1) assume the ideal $\frak{a}$ is prime. In problem 6 you have to show U/U_1 is cyclic, not U/U_0 (which is trivial). A non-archimedean local field in the problems (and in this course) will always be a finite extension of $\mathbb{Q}_p$. |

Problem set 7 (PDF) | |

Problem set 8 (PDF) | |

Problem set 9 (PDF) | |

Problem set 10 (PDF) | |

Problem set 11 (PDF) | - For problem 6, the following gp functions may come in handy: polcompositum(f,g) returns polynomials defining the compositum(s) of the fields defined by the irreducible polynomials f and g. For F = nfinit(f) a number field, F.disc returns the discriminant of F. - For problem 7, you may use gp to do factoring mod p, as usual. |

Take-home final (PDF) | Problem 11: use a theorem we used early in class field theory which provides generators for a Galois group over Q. Also, see pg 95-96 of Samuel. |