406-2004-AAL Algebra II
|Semester||Spring Semester 2020|
|Periodicity||every semester recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.|
Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
|406-2004-AA R||Algebra II|
Self-study course. No presence required.
|150s hrs||R. Pink|
|Abstract||Galois theory and related topics.|
The precise content changes with the examiner. Candidates must therefore contact the examiner in person before studying the material.
|Objective||Introduction to fundamentals of field extensions, Galois theory, and related topics.|
|Content||The main topic is Galois Theory. Starting point is the problem of solvability of algebraic equations by radicals. Galois theory solves this problem by making a connection between field extensions and group theory. Galois theory will enable us to prove the theorem of Abel-Ruffini, that there are polynomials of degree 5 that are not solvable by radicals, as well as Galois' theorem characterizing those polynomials which are solvable by radicals.|
|Literature||Joseph J. Rotman, "Advanced Modern Algebra" third edition, part 1,|
Graduate Studies in Mathematics,Volume 165
American Mathematical Society
Galois Theory is the topic treated in Chapter A5.
|Prerequisites / Notice||Algebra I, in Rotman's book this corresponds to the topics treated in the Chapters A3 and A4.|
|Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)|
|Performance assessment as a semester course|
|ECTS credits||5 credits|
|Language of examination||English|
|Repetition||The performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.|
|Mode of examination||oral 20 minutes|
|Additional information on mode of examination||The content coincides with the content of the course unit 401-2004-00L Algebra II and changes with the examiner. Candidates must therefore contact the examiner in person before studying the material.|
Students who take the oral examination in the examination session Summer 2020 or Winter 2021 are allowed to take part in the learning tasks described in Link
|This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.|
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|No information on groups available.|
|There are no additional restrictions for the registration.|
|Mathematics Master||Course Units for Additional Admission Requirements||E-|