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Algebraic Structures

Course
MMG500
Bachelor’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
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Application code
GU-21703
Tuition
Full education cost: 15 125 SEK
First payment: 15 125 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application opens 15 September 2021

About

The course introduces the most important structures in abstract algebra.
The ones which are common to all algebraic structures are emphasized, such as homomorphisms, isomorphisms and quotient objects. Group theory, which has many applications in physics and chemistry, takes up more than half the course. For example, groups are used to classify elementary particles and to study the symmetries of crystals. Group theory is also used in most forms of geometry. The rest of the course is about ring theory; as important examples of rings we study fields and polynomial rings over fields.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Knowledge equivalent to 60 credits in mathematics.

Selection

All eligible applicants who have applied before the deadline will be granted a place.

Facilities

Mathematical Sciences is a joint department of Chalmers/University of Gothenburg. Your education takes place in the spacious and bright premises of Mathematical Sciences at the Chalmers campus Johanneberg, where there are lecture halls, computer rooms and group rooms. Here you can also find student lunch room and reading room, as well as student counsellors and student office.

Maps for Campus Johanneberg