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## An Accompaniment to Higher Mathematics | George R. Exner | Springer

Comparison based sorting: bubble sort, insertion sort, merge sort, quick sort. Lower bound for the number of comparisons. Other sorting methods: counting sort, bin sort, radix sort. Linear and binary search. The binary search is optimal in the number of comparisons. Notion of search tree, their properties and analysis.

Red-black tree as a balanced search tree. The tree, and its generalization, the B tree. Comparisons of the different data structures. Corman, C. Leiserson, R. Rivest, C. Sipser: Introduction to the Theory of Computing, Thomson. Ferenc Wettl Descripton: The aim of the course is to maintain the students' programming skills through programming problems associated with the topics of Algorithm Theory course helping the understanding of the basic concepts of algorithms.

Normal extensions, splitting field, separable extension, finite fields, Wedderburn's theorem, Galois group, irreducibility of the cyclotomic polynomials, Galois groups of radical extensions, Galois correspondence, Fundamental theorem of Galois theory. Applications of Galois theory: Fundamental theorem of algebra, ruler and compass constructions, solvability of equations by radicals, Abel—Ruffini theorem.

Existence and uniqueness of algebraic closure, transcendental extensions, transcendence of e, Gelfand-Schneider theorem. Linear congruences and systems of congruences, binomial congruences of higher degree, discrete logarithm, congruences of prime power moduli. Quadratic congruences, Legendre and Jacobi symbol, quadratic reciprocity.

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Literature: — Essentials of Stochastic Processes 2nd edition , Springer, Press, The spreading of knowledge and culture of applied mathematics. The development of the connections and cooperation of students and professors of the Mathematical Institute, on the one hand, and of personal, researchers of other departments of the university or of other firms, interested in the applications of mathematics.

The speakers talk about problems arising in their work. They are either applied mathematicians or non-mathematicians, during whose work the mathematical problems arise. An additional aim of this course to make it possible for interested students to get involved in the works presented for also promoting their long-range carrier by building contacts that can lead for finding appropriate jobs after finishing the university.

Cheney, D. Integral curve of a vector field. Vector bundles and related algebraic constructions direct sum, tensor product, dual, homomorphisms. Differential forms, pull-back, exterior product, exterior derivation. Integration on compact oriented manifolds, Stokes' theorem.

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