**Fall 2019**

### Homework

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Date Due (at midnight) | Assignment | Remarks |

Sep 20 | Homework 1 | |

Oct 03 | Homework 2 | |

Oct 17 | Homework 3 | |

Nov 08 | Homework 4 | |

Nov 25 | Homework 5 |

### Covered so far

Week | Monday | Thursday | Required reading |

Sep 9 – 13 | Structures Morphisms | Theories | Structures |

Sep 16 – 20 | Categoricity | Quantifier elimination | Theories |

Sep 23 – 27 | QE for ACF, some RCF | QE for RCF | Quantifier elimination |

Sep 30 – Oct 4 | QE for RCF | Model completeness | Model completeness |

Oct 7 – 11 | Types | Types and embeddings | Types |

Oct 21 – 25 | Saturation | Saturation Omitting types | Saturation |

Oct 28 – Nov 1 | Atomic | Indiscernibles | Omitting types |

Nov 4 – 8 | Totally transcendental | Totally transcendental | Indiscernibles Totally transcendental |

Nov. 11 – 15 | class cancelled | Vaught pairs | Vaught pairs |

Nov. 18 – 22 | Vaught pairs | Algebraic closure | Algebraic closure |

Nov. 25 – 29 | Pregeometries | Strong minimality | Pregeometries Strong minimality |

Dec. 1 – 4 | Baldwin-Lachlan Theorem | Baldwin-Lachlan Theorem |

### General information

Instructor: | Patrick Speissegger |

Office: | HH 322 |

Telephone: | extension 23430 |

E-mail: | speisseg@math.mcmaster.ca |

Office Hours: | M 14:00-16:00, or by appointment |

Lectures: | MTh 9:00-10:15 in HH 312 |

Course materials: | lecture notes, provided |

Assessment: | Homework = 80% Participation = 20% |

Homework: | Assigned every other week. |

Midterms: | none |

Final exam: | none |

Missed academic work: | In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. |