Course syllabus

Algebraiska strukturer
Algebraic Structures

FMAN10, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2016-03-29

General Information

Elective for: C4-ks, C4-sec, D4-ks, F3, Pi2-pv
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The aim of the course is to give an introduction to the fundamental concepts and structures of abstract algebra, with particular regard to subjects of importance in applications in, e.g., computer science, information theory, physics and chemistry. The course also aims to give a deeper understanding of the basic concepts in other areas of mathematics. Furthermore, the course should develop the students' ability to solve problems and to understand mathematical text.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must



Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must




Rings: Polynomial rings. Ideals and quotient rings. Ring homomorphisms and isomorphisms.

Groups: Lagrange's theorem. Permutation groups. Normal subgroups and quotient groups. Group homomorphisms and isomorphisms.

Fields: Characteristic. Finite fields. Field extensions.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination followed, for those who pass, by an oral examination.


Required prior knowledge: In terms of content, the courses in Calculus and Linear algebra are sufficient. However, the greater mathematical maturity provided by one or more further courses in mathematics is helpful.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMA190, MATM11

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Studierektor Anders Holst,
Teacher: Victor Ufnarovski,
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