2 Degree Plans – Mathematical Structures
Coordinated by: Department of Algebra
Study branch coordinator: prof. RNDr. Jan Krajíček, DrSc.
The curriculum is focused on extending general mathematical background (algebraic geometry and topology, Riemann geometry, universal algebra and model theory) and obtaining deeper knowledge in selected topics of algebra, geometry, logic, and combinatorics. The aim is to provide sufficient general knowledge of modern structural mathematics and to bring students up to the threshold of independent research activity. Emphasis is laid on topics taught by instructors who have achieved worldwide recognition in their field of research.
A graduate has advanced knowledge in algebra, geometry, combinatorics and logic. He/she is in close contact with the latest results of contemporary research in the selected field. The abstract approach, extensiveness and intensiveness of the programme result in the development of the ability to analyse, structure and solve complex and difficult problems. Graduates may pursue an academic career or realize themselves in jobs that involve mastering new knowledge and control of complex systems.
Assumed knowledge
It is assumed that an incoming student of this branch has sufficient knowledge of the following topics and fields:
- –Linear algebra, real and complex analysis, and probability theory.
- –Foundations of group theory (Sylow theorems, free groups, nilpotence). Lie groups, analysis on manifolds, ring and module theory (finiteness conditions, projective and injective modules), commutative algebra (Galois theory, integral extensions).
- –Intermediate knowledge of mathematical logic (propositional and first order logic, incompleteness and undecidability).
Should an incoming student not meet these entry requirements, the coordinator of the study programme may assign a method of acquiring the necessary knowledge and abilities, which may for example mean taking selected bachelor's courses, taking a reading course with an instructor, or following tutored independent study.
2.1 Obligatory courses
Code | Subject | Credits | Winter | Summer | |
NMAG401 | Algebraic Geometry | 5 | 2/2 C+Ex | — | |
NMAG403 | Combinatorics | 5 | 2/2 C+Ex | — | |
NMAG405 | Universal Algebra 1 | 5 | 2/2 C+Ex | — | |
NMAG407 | Model Theory | 3 | 2/0 Ex | — | |
NMAG409 | Algebraic Topology 1 | 5 | 2/2 C+Ex | — | |
NMAG411 | Riemannian Geometry 1 | 5 | 2/2 C+Ex | — | |
NSZZ023 | Diploma Thesis I | 6 | — | 0/4 C | |
NSZZ024 | Diploma Thesis II | 9 | 0/6 C | — | |
NSZZ025 | Diploma Thesis III | 15 | — | 0/10 C |
2.2 Elective Courses
It is required to earn at least 35 credits from the following elective courses.
Code | Subject | Credits | Winter | Summer | |
NMAG462 | Modular forms and L-functions I | 3 | 2/0 Ex | — | |
NMAG473 | Modular forms and L-functions II | 3 | — | 2/0 Ex | |
NMAG455 | Quadratic forms and class fields I | 3 | 2/0 Ex | — | |
NMAG456 | Quadratic forms and class fields II | 3 | — | 2/0 Ex | |
NMAG431 | Combinatorial Group Theory 1 | 1 | 2/0 C | — | |
NMAG432 | Combinatorial Group Theory 2 | 5 | — | 2/0 Ex | |
NMAG433 | Riemann Surfaces | 3 | 2/0 Ex | — | |
NMAG434 | Categories of Modules and Homological Algebra | 6 | — | 3/1 C+Ex | |
NMAG435 | Lattice Theory 1 | 3 | 2/0 Ex | — | |
NMAG436 | Curves and Function Fields | 6 | — | 4/0 Ex | |
NMAG437 | Seminar on Differential Geometry | 3 | 0/2 C | 0/2 C | |
NMAG438 | Group Representations 1 | 5 | — | 2/2 C+Ex | |
NMAG440 | Binary Systems | 3 | — | 2/0 Ex | |
NMAG442 | Representation Theory of Finite-Dimensional Algebras | 6 | — | 3/1 C+Ex | |
NMAG444 | Combinatorics on Words | 3 | — | 2/0 Ex | |
NMAG446 | Logic and Complexity | 3 | — | 2/0 Ex | |
NMAG448 | Invariant Theory | 5 | — | 2/2 C+Ex | |
NMAG450 | Universal Algebra 2 | 4 | — | 2/1 C+Ex | |
NMAG452 | Introduction to Differential Topology | 3 | — | 2/0 Ex | |
NMAG454 | Fibre Spaces and Gauge Fields | 6 | — | 3/1 C+Ex | |
NMAG531 | Approximations of Modules | 3 | 2/0 Ex | — | |
NMAG532 | Algebraic Topology 2 | 5 | — | 2/2 C+Ex | |
NMAG533 | Harmonic Analysis 1 | 6 | 3/1 C+Ex | — | |
NMAG534 | Harmonic Analysis 2 | 6 | — | 3/1 C+Ex | |
NMAG536 | Proof Complexity and the P vs. NP Problem | 3 | — | 2/0 Ex | |
NMMB401 | Automata and Convolutional Codes | 6 | 3/1 C+Ex | — | |
NDMI013 | Combinatorial and Computational Geometry II | 6 | — | 2/2 C+Ex | |
NDMI028 | Linear Algebra Applications in Combinatorics | 6 | 2/2 C+Ex | — | |
NDMI045 | Analytic and Combinatorial Number Theory | 3 | — | 2/0 Ex | |
NDMI073 | Combinatorics and Graph Theory III | 6 | 2/2 C+Ex | — | |
NTIN022 | Probabilistic Techniques | 6 | 2/2 C+Ex | — | |
NTIN090 | Introduction to Complexity and Computability | 5 | 2/1 C+Ex | — |
2.3 State Final Exam
Requirements for taking the final exam
- – Earning at least 120 credits during the course of the study.
- – Completion of all obligatory courses prescribed by the study plan.
- – Earning at least 35 credits by completion of elective courses.
- – Submission of a completed Master's Thesis by the submission deadline.
Oral part of the state final exam
The oral part of the final exam consists of a common subject area ''1. Mathematical Structures" and a choice of one of four subject areas ''2A. Geometry", ''2B. Representation Theory", ''2C. General and Combinatorial Algebra", or ''2D. Combinatorics". One question is asked from subject area 1 and one question is asked from the subject area selected from among 2A, 2B, 2C, or 2D.
Requirements for the oral part of the final exam
Common requirements
1. Mathematical Structures
Basics of algebraic geometry, universal algebra, Riemannian geometry, algebraic topology, model theory and combinatorics.
Specialization
2A. Geometry
Harmonic analysis and invariants of classical groups, Riemannian surfaces, algebraic topology, fibre spaces and covariant derivation.
2B. Representation Theory
Representations of groups, representations of finite-dimensional algebras. combinatorial group theory, curves and function fields, and homological algebra.
2C. General and Combinatorial Algebra
Finite groups and their representations, combinatorial group theory, binary systems (semigroups, quasigroups), advanced universal algebra (lattices, clones, Malcev conditions), complexity and enumerabilty, undecidability in algebraic systems.
2D. Combinatorics
Applications of linear algebra. combinatorics and graph theory, application of probabilistic method in combinatorics and graph theory, analytic and combinatorial number theory, combinatorial and computational geometry, structural and algorithmic graph theory.
2.4 Recommended Course of Study
1st year
Code | Subject | Credits | Winter | Summer | |
NMAG401 | Algebraic Geometry | 5 | 2/2 C+Ex | — | |
NMAG403 | Combinatorics | 5 | 2/2 C+Ex | — | |
NMAG405 | Universal Algebra 1 | 5 | 2/2 C+Ex | — | |
NMAG409 | Algebraic Topology 1 | 5 | 2/2 C+Ex | — | |
NMAG411 | Riemannian Geometry 1 | 5 | 2/2 C+Ex | — | |
NMAG407 | Model Theory | 3 | 2/0 Ex | — | |
NSZZ023 | Diploma Thesis I | 6 | — | 0/4 C | |
Optional and Elective Courses | 26 |
2nd year
Code | Subject | Credits | Winter | Summer | |
NSZZ024 | Diploma Thesis II | 9 | 0/6 C | — | |
NSZZ025 | Diploma Thesis III | 15 | — | 0/10 C | |
Optional and Elective Courses | 36 |