Algebra and discrete mathematics

Course

Description

In the course Set theory and algebra (2WF40) you came across calculations with integers, polynomials and permutations. These calculations were carried out in an algebraic structure, a set with a number of algebraic operations. In the present course we focus on an abstract set-up of such algebraic structures and concentrate mainly on so-called groups, rings, fields and some algorithmic aspects. Such structures are used in a variety of branches of science like mathematics (e.g., cryptography), physics (e.g., string theory), chemistry (e.g., crystallography) and belong to the core of mathematics. The course 2WF70 is a sequel to this course.
Course period1/09/12 → …
Course levelDeepening
Course formatCourse