With the pandemic surrounding the Coronavirus going on, literally everything has been pulled from the ordinary. A small affected group would be the exchange students to whom I relate very dearly and so this essay is dedicated to everyone who ever was, is or will be an exchange student.
Still now, I am trying to optimize the ways to study mathematics. One things that has changed for me in recent days is that I'm trying to take up more challlenging books. Now, I occasionally need up to one hour to understand a single page. This blog entry is about some of my experiences with this and a little fact about finite fields.
Once upon a time, we studied finite Galois theory. Now is a time to advance to infinite Galois theory.
Hilbert's Theorem 90, a classical application on cyclic extensions and an unexpected application in number theory.
We talk about the classification of finitely generated abelian groups and a uniqueness result that a friend and I struggled on.
Studying Abroad #6: Always see the good in the bad. Even when you're saying goodbye to the best time of your life.
Studying Abroad #5: "It's easy to see the beginning of things and harder to see the end."