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(dt. Algebra)

Level, degree of commitment Advanced module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (4 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
270 hours (90 h attendance, 180 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Course requirement(s): Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises.
Examination type: Written or oral examination
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Mathematics.
One semester,
each winter semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Thomas Bauer, Prof. Dr. István Heckenberger, Prof. Dr. Sönke Rollenske, Prof. Dr. Volkmar Welker


Elementary theory of groups and rings. Basic theorems on the structure of subgroups and ideals. Constructions of groups and rings (e.g.; quotient structures). Special classes of groups and rings and their theory (e.g. Abelian groups, factorial and Euclidean rings). Connections to number theory or algebraic geometry. Beginnings of field theory.

Qualification Goals

Students can

  • understand basic principles of elementary algebraic objects,
  • derive simple properties from axiomatically defined algebraic structures,
  • recognize algebraic structures in other mathematical areas.

You practice

  • mathematical methods (development of mathematical intuition and its formal justification, training of abstraction and formulation of proofs),
  • in the recitation classes, oral communication skills through discussion and presentation in front of an audience.


None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: either Foundations of Mathematics and Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II or Basic Linear Algebra, either Analysis I and Analysis II or Basic Real Analysis.


Module imported from B.Sc. Mathematics.

It can be attended at FB12 in study program(s)

  • B.Sc. Computer Science
  • B.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Computer Science

When studying B.Sc. Computer Science, this module can be attended in the study area Minor subject Mathematics.

Recommended Reading

  • M. Artin, Algebra, Birkhäuser, 1993.
  • S. Bosch, Algebra, 8. Aufl., Springer, 2013.
  • G. Fischer, Lehrbuch der Algebra, 3. Aufl,, Spektrum 2013.
  • S. Lang, Algebra, Addison-Wesley, 1984.

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