Abstract Algebra, 6 credits (TATA55)

Abstrakt algebra, 6 hp

Main field of study

Mathematics Applied Mathematics

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Jan Snellman

Director of studies or equivalent

Jesper Thorén
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6KMAT Mathematics (Computer Science) 5 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 3, 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6KMAT Mathematics (Applied Mathematics) 5 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 3, 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6KMAT Mathematics 5 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 3, 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6KMAT Mathematics (Mathematics) 5 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 3, 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 3, 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CITE Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 3, 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CMJU Computer Science and Software Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 3, 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Applied Mathematics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Applied Mathematics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Applied Mathematics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Applied Mathematics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Applied Mathematics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Applied Mathematics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Applied Mathematics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Applied Mathematics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Applied Mathematics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Applied Mathematics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 3, 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Applied Mathematics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 3, 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6MDAV Computer Science, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 3, 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6MICS Computer Science, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish/English Linköping v
6MICS Computer Science, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish/English Linköping v

Main field of study

Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Computer Science, Master's programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Mathematics corresponding to basic courses in discrete algebra and linear algebra.

Intended learning outcomes

The course is intended to give basic skill and proficiency in the concepts and methods of abstract algebra and its applications, particularly in computer science, coding theory and cryptology. In particular, students should, after completing the course:

  • Be able to use the Chinese remainder theorem to solve system of congruences
  • Be proficient in the use of Burnside's theorem for solving combinatorial problems involving group actions
  • Know how to calculate with permutations
  • Be able to explain and prove Cayley's and Lagrange's theorem of elementary group theory.
  • Know the basic facts in the theory of finite fields
  • Be able to calculate the splitting field of a low-degree polynomial
  • Be able to state the fundamental theorem of finite abelian groups
  • Be able to state the tower theorem and primitive element theorem for finite field extensions

Course content

Groups, subgroups, quotient groups, group homomorphisms, rings, esp. PID:s, ideals, ring homomorphisms, fields, extension fields, finite fields, the Chinese Remainder Theorem.

Teaching and working methods

The theory is dealt with in lectures and office hours.
The course runs over the entire autumn semester.

Examination

UPG2AssignmentsU, 3, 4, 56 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Matematiska institutionen

Director of Studies or equivalent

Jesper Thorén

Examiner

Jan Snellman

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 36 h
Recommended self-study hours: 124 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books
P-A.Svensson, Abstract Algebra, StudentlitteraturT. Judson, Abstract Algebra, Theory and Applications

Additional literature

Books

P-A.Svensson, Abstract Algebra, Studentlitteratur
T. Judson, Abstract Algebra, Theory and Applications
UPG2 Assignments U, 3, 4, 5 6 credits

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LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

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