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Welcome to the course.
The schedule for the course can be found via the link to webTimeEdit top of the page.
The exam 151026 with solutions.
The exam 160107 with solutions.
Teachers
Course coordinator: Hjalmar Rosengren
Course literature

J. Brzezinski, Linjär och multilinjär algebra.
For those requiring a book in English, the main topics are covered by S. Lang, Algebra.

A checklist for the course contents.

Some lecture notes:
Groups of order 6. (Not really part of the course literature, just an improved presentation of an example from one of the lectures.)
Unique factorization. (This should be considered as part of the course literature, see also B Ex. 2.25-2.26 and L II.5.)
Modules. (Part of course literature, see also B Chapter 3 and L III.3-5.)
Modules over a PID. New version 20 October! (Part of course literature, see also B Chapter 8 and L III.7., XIV.2-3.)
Determinants. This is mostly for orientation, the details are not important for the exam.
Group representations. Notes written by Ulf Persson. The same content as Chapter 9 in Brzezinski but some proofs are much shorter.
More on group representations. Part of the course literature.
Representations of the symmetric group. Part of the course literature.
Schur-Weyl duality. Part of the course literature.
Preliminary programme
B refers to Brzezinski and L to the 3rd edition of Lang's Algebra.

Day Chapter
Contents
31/8 and 1/9
B: 1
L: I.2-4
Review of group theory
3/9
B: 2
L: II.1-2
Review of ring theory
8/9
These notes
B:3, L: III.1
Unique factorization
Introduction to modules
10/9
These notes
L: III.4
Modules
15/9
These notes
B: 8, L: III.7
Modules over a PID
17/9
22/9
B: 4, L: XVI.1-2, XVI.4-5
Tensor products
24/9
B: 5, L: XIX.1
These notes
Tensors and exterior algebra
Applications to determinants
29/9
B: 9, L: XVIII.1-5
These notes
Group representations
1/10
These notes More on group representations
6/10
Notes
Representations of the symmetric group
8/10
as above
Characters of the symmetric group
13/10
Notes Schur-Weyl duality
15/10
Course evaluation
Repetition

Assignments
Each Monday except 31/8 we will have a problem session. If you are present the whole session and are prepared to present the solution to at least three problems to the class, you will earn a bonus point for the exam.

Exercises 1 for 7 September.
Exercises 2 for 14 September.
Exercises 3 for 21 September.
Exercises 4 for 28 September. Not available.
Exercises 5 for 5 October.
Exercises 6 for 12 October.
Examination
There will be a written exam Monday 26 October 08:30-12:30. The maximal number of points will be 30. At most 6 bonus points from the problem sessions can be added to the result. To pass the course you need 15 points and for high pass (VG) 25 points.
Examination procedures
In Chalmers Student Portal you can read about when exams are given and what rules apply on exams at Chalmers.
At the link Scedule you can find when exams are given for courses at University of Gothenburg.
At the exam, you should be able to show valid identification.
Before the exam, it is important that you report that you want to take the examination. If you study at Chalmers, you will do this by the Chalmers Student Portal, and if you study at University of Gothenburg, so sign up via GU's Student Portal.

You can see your results in Ladok by logging on to the Student portal.

At the annual examination:
When it is practical a separate review is arranged. The date of the review will be announced here on the course website. Anyone who can not participate in the review may thereafter retrieve and review their exam on Mathematical sciences study expedition, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 to 13:00. Check that you have the right grades and score. Any complaints about the marking must be submitted in writing at the office, where there is a form to fill out.

At re-examination:
Exams are reviewed and picked up at the Mathematical sciences study expedition, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 to 13:00. Any complaints about the marking must be submitted in writing at the office, where there is a form to fill out.
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