Monthly Archives: April 2005


It has been a busy few days around here. The AMS section conference was this weekend, and I went to a lot of talks I didn’t understand and a few I did. Putinar invited all the functional analysis people over … Continue reading

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Construction of Finite Fields


Ed and I came up with this simple construction for fields of order p^2 yesterday. We thought we had one for fields of order p^n, but then we found out that we were using a theorem that only holds in … Continue reading

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This quarter has been going pretty well. Algebra is amazing so far. I’m not sure why, but I’m having a great time with it. I feel more comfortable with the material than I ever have before with abstract algebra. I’m … Continue reading

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