Galois Theory

Course Information
TitleΘΕΩΡΙΑ GALOIS / Galois Theory
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorChrysostomos Psaroudakis
Course ID40000303

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mathematics (2014-today)

Registered students: 25
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationSpring-5.5

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • 0102 Introduction to Algebra
General Prerequisites
The students who wish to enroll in this course must demonstrate knoweledge of the material covered in the courses Algebraic Structures I and II.
Learning Outcomes
The students will acquire a deeper knowledge of the evolution of Algebra, they wil know how to solve algebraic equations, they will know the construction and structure of finite fields and they will be see applications of Algebra to other branches of mathematics.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Construction of fields. Algebraic extensions - Classical Greek problems: constructions with ruler and compass. Galois extensions - Applications: solvability of algebraic equations - The fundamental theorem of Algebra - Roots of unity - Finite fields.
algebraic and Galois extensions, solvability, classical problems
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
Course Organization
Student Assessment
The students will be evaluated based on their performance of two mideterms of a final examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
J. Rotman, Θεωρία Galois J. Fraleigh, Εισαγωγή στην Άλγεβρα Δ. Πουλάκης, Άλγεβρα Σ. Ανδρεαδάκης,
Additional bibliography for study
Θ. Θεοχάρη-Αποστολίδη και Χ. Χαραλάμπους, Θεωρία Galois
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