Algebra winter term 19/20

Class: Tue and Thu 14-16 in SR 6, Building E 2.4

Lectures: Dr. Tobias Columbus and Prof. Dr. Gabriela Weitze-Schmithüsen

Contact: columbus [at]
Office hours: By appointment

Teaching assistant: Christian Steinhart

Contact: steinhart [at]
Office hours: By appointment, or just check at room 303, Building E 2.4

Topics: Groups, rings and fields. More precisely, we plan to cover the following topics:

  1. Actions of groups, Sylow theorems, solvable groups.
  2. Rings, ideals, factorial rings, principal ideal domains, polynomial rings and Gauss's lemma.
  3. Algebraic and transcendental field extensions, degree of field extensions, Galois theory and solvability of equations by roots.

Prerequisites: Linear algebra

Literature: e.g. Siegfried Bosch, "Algebra", Springer 2013.

Problem classes:

  • The question session will take place mondays from 14 Uhr (ct) to 16 Uhr in HS3 statt.
  • The tutorial will take place fridays from 8 Uhr(ct) to 10 Uhr in SR 1.

Problems and notes: See German page.