Algebraic structures II

7.5 credits

In this course, the student's knowledge of groups, rings and fields is deepened. One way to get a grasp of complicated algebraic structures is to break them down into simple parts. For example it is proven that every finite abelian group is a direct product of cyclic subgroups. Moreover, in ring theory, the concept of unique factorization, which holds in the ring of integers (due to the fundamental theorem of arithmetics), is generalized to more general rings. Finally, the problem of solving polynomial equations motivates the study of field extensions.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!