SF1678 Groups and Rings 7.5 credits

Grupper och ringar

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Group theory: groups, permutations, homomorphisms, group actions, Lagrange's theorem, Sylow's theorems, structure of abelian groups.

Ring theory: rings, ideals, fields and field extensions, factorization, principal ideal domains, polynomial rings, rings of integers.

Intended learning outcomes *

After completing the course a student should be able to:

  • use concepts, theorems and methods to solve, and present the solution of, problems in those parts of group and ring theory described by the main contents of the course,
  • read and understand mathematical text,

in order to

  • be able to carry out abstract reasoning about algebraic structures
  • be trained in logical thinking and in constructions of mathematical proofs
  • be able to recognize and use algebraic structures in engineering and science subjects and in his or her forthcoming work.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Completed basic course SF1672 Linear Algebra or SF1624 Algebra and Geometry.

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Announced no later than 4 weeks before the start of the course on the course web page.

Examination and completion

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A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Exam, 7.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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David Rydh

Johan Håstad

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First cycle

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.