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802354A Basics in Algebra, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 802354A  Validity 01.08.2010 -
Name Basics in Algebra  Abbreviation Basics in Algeb 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3250 Mathematics 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Mathematics 

Kari Myllylä 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 



1. year, 3. period

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, student is able to:

  • derive and proof main results in the course
  • use and apply different proof techniques
  • recognize algebraic structures and the concepts
  • see connections and differences between different algebraic structures

The course includes basics in arithmetics and algebraic structures, such as, congruence, residue classes, prime numbres, Euclidean algorithm, the fundamental theorem of arithmetic, Euler-Fermat formula, groups and morphisms. The course gives an understanding of
algebraic terms and concepts used in mathematics and physics.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

28 h lectures, 14 h exercises

Target group 

Major and minor students

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

802151P Introduction to mathematical deduction

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Lecture notes

Assessment methods and criteria 

Final exam


1-5, fail

Person responsible 

Kari Myllylä

Working life cooperation 



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Basics in Algebra  Course  Kari Myllylä  12.01.22 -04.03.22

Future examinations
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Basics in Algebra exam  Exam  Kari Myllylä  12.05.22