Algebra (2010/2011)

Course code
Lidia Angeleri
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Teoria 3 I semestre Lidia Angeleri
Esercitazioni 2 I semestre Lidia Angeleri
Esercitazioni 1 I semestre Simone Ugolini

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
Teoria Tuesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall E  
Teoria Thursday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall E  
Esercitazioni Wednesday 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM practice session Lecture Hall E  

Learning outcomes

The course provides an introduction to modern algebra. After presenting and discussing the main algebraic structures (groups, rings, fields), the focus is on Galois theory. Also some applications are discussed, in particular results on solvability of polynomial equations by radicals.


Groups. Subgroups, cosets, quotient group. Cyclic groups. The symmetric group. Solvable groups. Rings. Ideals. Homomorphisms. Principal ideal domains. Unique factorization domains. Euclidean rings. The ring of polynomials. Fields. Algebraic field extensions. The splitting field of a polynomial. Normal extensions. Separable extensions. Galois theory. Theorem of Abel-Ruffini.

Prerequisites: Linear Algebra

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of a written examination. The mark obtained in the written examination can be improved by the mark obtained for the homework and/or by an optional oral examination. Only students who have passed the written exam will be admitted to the oral examination.

Reference books
Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Teoria S. Bosch Algebra Springer Unitext 2003 978-88-470-0221-0
Teoria I. N. Herstein Algebra Editori Riuniti 2003
Teaching aids
Title Format (Language, Size, Publication date)
Appello 1 e 2  pdfpdf (it, 120 KB, 16/02/11)
Filo rosso  pdfpdf (it, 526 KB, 19/01/11)
Presentazione corso  pdfpdf (it, 191 KB, 30/09/10)
Vecchi esami 1  pdfpdf (it, 54 KB, 18/01/11)
Vecchi esami 2  pdfpdf (it, 46 KB, 18/01/11)
Vecchi esami 3  pdfpdf (it, 41 KB, 18/01/11)
Vecchi esami 4  pdfpdf (it, 39 KB, 18/01/11)