This course is discontinued

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

Introduction to the theory of Lie-groups; especially compact groups with emphasis either on classification, representation theory or transformation groups.

Learning outcome

Basic methods in the theory of Lie-groups.


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Recommended previous knowledge

MAT4520 – Manifolds.

Overlapping courses

15 credits with MA402.

*The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the department for more information if necessary.


4 hours of lectures per week. Taught according to demand and resources.


Oral exam. Letter grading (A-F).

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Facts about this course






This version of the course was held for the last time Autumn 2007. MAT9560 – Lie groups will still be held.


Teaching language


The course is given in English. If no students have asked for the course in English within the first lecture, it may be given in Norwegian.