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Galois Theory

Course
MMA310
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-11759
Tuition
Full education cost: 15 125 SEK
First payment: 15 125 SEK
Application closed, late application opens 15 July 2021.

About

In this course you will study polynomial equations over fields, using group theory. Among other things, we will show that there is no general formula with root expressions for the solutions of polynomial equations of degree five. We do this by classifying algebraic extension fields, using the symmetric groups of the fields. As a byproduct, we will determine which of the regular polygons can be constructed with compass and ruler.

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Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Knowledge equivalent to 90 credits in mathematics, including the course MMG500 Algebraic Structures.

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.

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