MAGIC037: Local fields

Course details

A core MAGIC course

Semester

Spring 2024
Monday, January 29th to Friday, March 22nd; Monday, April 22nd to Friday, May 3rd

Hours

Live lecture hours
20
Recorded lecture hours
0
Total advised study hours
80

Timetable

Mondays
10:05 - 10:55 (UK)
Fridays
13:05 - 13:55 (UK)

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Description

On one hand, local fields form the class of fields which is the next most easiest to study after the class of finite fields, and hence they are quite useful for and applicable in many parts of mathematics, on the other hand, local fields show up in the local study of various parts of mathematics including number theory, algebraic geometry, algebraic topology and areas of mathematical physics. 
 This course will discuss the main examples, features and type of behaviour of local fields and local arithmetic. 


Prerequisites

We will discuss the assumed prerequisites soon, some basic knowledge of p-adic numbers will be useful.

Syllabus

p-adic numbers
fields with absolute values and valuations
polynomials over local fields (Hensel's lemma)
extensions of local fields
ramification theory
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Lecturers

  • Chris Wuthrich

    Chris Wuthrich

    University
    University of Nottingham
    Role
    Main contact
  • CW

    Chris Williams

    University
    University of Nottingham

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Assessment

The assessment for this course will be released on Monday 13th May 2024 at 01:00 and is due in before Friday 24th May 2024 at 12:00.

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If you have kept up-to-date with the course, the expectation is it should take at most 3 hours’ work to attain the pass mark, which is 50%.

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