About this course

Short description

This course is a continuation of the course TMA4150 Algebra. The main topic is field extensions: basic properties, the connections with group theory, Galois groups. Some applications will be discussed, for example the insolvability of general 5th degree equations by radicals.


Laertis Vaso
Office: room 802, Sentralbygg 2
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P.B. Bhattacharya, S.K. Jain, S.R. Nagpaul
Basic Abstract Algebra
2nd edition
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0-521-46629-6

Here is a list of comments and corrections about some statements in the book. Let me know if you find anything more that could be added to the list.


  • Written final exam.
  • Duration: 4 hours.
  • Date and time: 2024-06-03 09:00–13.00.
2023-12-18, Laertis Vaso