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SF2717 Mathematics, Advanced Course 6.0 credits

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Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus SF2717 (Spring 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Mathematics as a logical system. The number system, especially Peano's axioms for the natural numbers and Dedekinds construction of the real numbers. Cardinality. Basic set theory. Groups, rings, fields, linear spaces. Metric spaces, convergence, continuity, compactness, connections. Contractions and fix point theorems with applications. Analysis, in particular in R and Rⁿ: The definition of the elementary functions and the derivation of their properties. Advanced study of differential and integral calculus. The concept of area and volume.

An independent work within an area from the current mathematical literature.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to

  • explain basic concepts and theorems within the parts of algebra and analysis described by the content of the course,
  • apply concepts, theorems and methods to solve and present the solutions of problems within the parts of algebra and analysis described by the content of the course,
  • Explain and summarize results from the current mathematics literature.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

English B / English 6
Completed basic course SF1626 Calculus in Several Variable and SF1662 Discrete Mathematics.

Recommended prerequisites

SF1633 Differential Equations I or similar. 


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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


  • 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.

An exam which may be replaced, in part och fully, by examination determined in consultation between the teacher and the students.

The examiner decides, in consultation with KTHs Coordinator of students with disabilities (Funka), about any customized examination for students with documented, lasting disability. The examiner may allow another form of examination for re-examination of individual students.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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