Department of Mathematics

Algebra II

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Lecturer Prof. Emmanuel Kowalski
Time We 13-15
Coordinator Riccardo Ferrario
Room HG G 5
    Exercise class Mo 13-15

Rooms: see below

Lectures start Wednesday, Feb 17

Exercise classes start Monday, Feb 22

Please register on mystudies for this course.

There will be several Ferienpräsenz before the oral exam in August. On this link (in German) you can see the available dates. Please register at least 24 hours in advance in order to participate!


The lectures will cover additional topics in abstract algebra:
(1) Galois theory
(2) Representation theory of finite groups

Galois theory will be tought more in detail, and basics in Category Theory will be also given.

Exercise classes

The exercise classes are as follow:

Group Room Assistant Time
CLA E4 Dante Bonolis
Mon, 13-15
HG D7.2 Filip Moric
Mon, 13-15
HG G26.1 Samuel Stark Mon, 13-15
HG G26.3 Lluís Usó Mon, 13-15

Each week a new exercise sheet is available for the students roughly on Friday. The students should read it and try to solve the exercises. Questions about the exercise sheet will be answered the next Monday during the exercise section, and some extra examples will be given. Participation to the exercise sessions is thus strongly recommended! You can then hand in your solutions by Wednesday, 17:00 (the boxes are still in HG J 68). The graded exercises will be returned to you in the following exercise class (or left in room J68).

Exercise Sheet (PDF) Due on Solution (PDF)
Serie 1
Wed, 25.02.2015
Solution 1
Serie 2
Wed, 04.03.2015 Solution 2
Serie 3
Wed, 11.03.2015
Solution 3
Serie 4
Wed, 18.03.2015 Solution 4
Serie 5
Wed, 25.03.2015 Solution 5
Serie 6
Wed, 01.04.2015 Solution 6
Multiple Choice Questions
Solution 7
Serie 8
Wed, 22.04.2015
Solution 8
Serie 9
Wed, 29.04.2015 Solution 9
Serie 10
Wed, 06.05.2015 Solution 10
Test exam
Solution of the Text Exam
Serie 11
Wed, 20.05.2015 Solution 11
Wed, 10.06.2015 (please hand it in to R. FERRARIO)

Performance assestments

There is a final 30-minutes oral exam in August (covering also Algebra I for students in D-MATH).

There is no testat condition, i.e., exercises have not role in determining the final grade. Nevertheless, it is strongly recommended to hand in the exercises each week in order to evaluate your progress with the course during the semester.


Serge Lang, Algebra, 3rd Edition;

A. Chambert-Loir, A field guide to algebra;

Jean-Pierre Serre, Linear Representations of Finite Groups (Graduate Texts in Mathematics);

Lecture notes by Miles Reid, available here.


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