Algebraic geometry and commutative algebra, 7.5 credits

About the education

The course covers rings, ideals, prime ideals, nilpotency, zero divisors, modules, Noetherian rings, Hilbert's basis theorem, finite extensions and Noetherian normalization, Nullstellensatz, Spec, rings of quotients, primary decomposition. Algebraic geometry is the study of solutions of systems of polynomial equations. Commutative algebra is the basic algebraic tool. The course is an introduction to these fields. One example of application is coding theory.

Subject: Mathematics

As a mathematical theory always implies that certain conclusions hold under certain given conditions, it can in principle say nothing about the physical reality. None the less mathematics has become an indispensable tool for a large number of subjects like astronomy, physics, chemistry, statistics and the technical sciences and in later times also for economy, biology, various social sciences and computor science.

The role of mathematics in the applied sciences is both to supply notions for exact and adequate formulations of empirical laws but also from these laws to derive consequences, which can be used to find better models of the reality one has to describe. These tasks have lately become more important.

Mathematics is in continual progress by intensive international research, new theories are created and already existing theories are simplified and augmented.

Area of interest: Science and Mathematics

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth.

Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media.

As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.

Department responsible for education

Department of Mathematics (incl. Math. Statistics)