NMAA05014U  Algebra 3 (Alg3)

Volume 2017/2018

MSc Programme in Mathematics


Field extensions, algebraic extensions, splitting fields, separable polynomials and extensions, cyclotomic polynomials and extensions, Galois theory, composite fields, Galois groups of polynomials, abelian extensions over Q, solvable groups, radical extensions and solvability via root extractions, finite fields, quadratic reciprocity.

Learning Outcome

Knowledge: After completing the course the student will know the subjects mentioned in the description of the content.

Skills: At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to follow and reproduce arguments at a high, abstract level corresponding to the contents of the course.

Competencies: At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to apply abstract results from the curriculum to the solution of concrete problems of moderate difficulty.

Algebra 2 (Alg2)
3+3 hours of lectures and 3 hours of exercises per week for 7 weeks.

Final part of the evaluation in week 8.
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
Two one week exercises and a final one hour quiz in week 8 of the course. The three elements count a third of the grade each.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship

30 minute oral examination without preparation

Criteria for exam assesment

The student must in a satisfactory way demonstrate that he/she has mastered the learning outcome.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • Theory exercises
  • 21
  • Exam
  • 70
  • Preparation
  • 73
  • Total
  • 206