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Galois Theory

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: MMA310
Autumn 2019
50% Day
Period: 4 November 2019 - 19 January 2020
2 Closed GU-11755
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

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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Requirements 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.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 14 550 SEK
First payment: 14 550 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance, tel: 031-772 3505


Department of Mathematical Sciences
41296 Göteborg

Visiting address: Chalmers Tvärgata 3

Phone: 0317721000

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