MA009 Algebra II

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2012
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
doc. RNDr. Libor Polák, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. David Kruml, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Libor Polák, CSc.
Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Faculty of Science
Fri 14:00–15:50 B410
( MB008 Algebra I || PROGRAM ( N - IN )|| PROGRAM ( N - AP )|| PROGRAM ( N - SS ))
Prerequisites: MB008 Algebra I.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
This course is a continuation of Algebra I. We focus on fields, lattice theory and universal algebra with applications in computer science.
  • Rings and polynomials II (extensions, finite fields, symmetric polynomials).
  • Lattices (semilattices and lattices - two approaches, modular and distributive lattices, Boolean lattices).
  • Universal algebra (subalgebras, homomorphisms, congruences and quotient algebras, products, terms, varieties, free algebras, Birkhoff's theorem, rewriting).
  • PROCHÁZKA, Ladislav. Algebra. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1990. 560 s. info
  • BICAN, Ladislav and Jiří ROSICKÝ. Teorie svazů a univerzální algebra. 1. vyd. Praha: Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy ČSR, 1989. 84 s. info
Teaching methods
Once a week a standard lecture with a stress on motivation and examples.
Assessment methods
A written exam has three parts: a completion of a text concerning (on advance) given theoretical issues, a completing a proof a new statement, and 3 tests problems where the students show the understanding the basics.
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Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
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