(Created 2008-07-17.)

MATHEMATICAL STRUCTURES | FMA111 |

**Aim**

Besides mere knowledge imparting the course aims to give training in theorem proving, and to bring out the possibilities of a more abstract representation of the concepts and their connections. The intention is to give an overall view elucidating the foundations of the mathematical theories in the basic courses.

*Knowledge and understanding*

For a passing grade the student must

be able to give examples of how these concepts are abstractions of concepts in the basic courses, and show understanding of how the abstractions serve to simplify and clarify the theory.

in his/her own word be able to describe the logical connections between the concepts (theorems and proofs).

*Skills and abilities*

For a passing grade the student must

in the context of problem solving be able to show capability to, in simple situations, develop the theory further.

with proper terminology, well structured and with clear logic be able to explain the connections between various concepts in the course.

with proper terminology, suitable notation, well structured and with clear logic be able to explain the solution to a problem or the proof of a theorem.

have developed his or her ability independently to read and judge mathematical text at a high level.

**Contents**

Sets. Real numbers. Topology (metric spaces and general topological spaces). Algebra (groups and linear spaces). Banach spaces and Hilbert spaces with applications.

**Literature**

Fontes, M: Matematiska strukturer. Matematikcentrum 2006.