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Welcome to the University of Leicester, Department of Mathematics Wiki for MA3101 Irreducible Polynomials and Squaring the Circle.
This course looks at field theory and its application to solving the three classical Greek problems of ruler and compass constructions. In particular, we determine whether or not [math] \pi [/math] is a constructible real number.

Revision of Linear Algebra prerequisites

The three classical Greek problems

Chapter 1: Basics of Ring Theory

Chapter 2: Polynomials

Chapter 3: Field Theory

Ruler and Compass Constructions

Chapter 4: Solving the three classical Greek problems

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