SF2703 Algebra, Basic Course 6.0 credits

Algebra, grundkurs

A first course in abstract algebra.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Groups, permutations, homomorphisms, group action, rings, ideals, modules, fields and field extensions.

Intended learning outcomes *

The main purpose of the course is to train the student in abstract reasoning and to familiarize her/him with basic algebraic structures. As such the course prepares the student for further studies and research within mathematics and physics.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *


Recommended prerequisites

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Dummit & Foote: Abstract algebra.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

One final (TEN1; 6 hp).

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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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.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by


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Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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