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.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.