
Lecturer 
Prof. Paul D. Nelson 
Lectures 
Tue 1517, HG D 7.1 Fri 1012, HG F 3 
Assistants 
Subhajit Jana (Coordinator) 
Exercises 
Thu 1718, HG F 26.3 (First letter of last name AL)
Thu 1718, HG F 26.5 (First letter of last name MZ) 
First lecture: Tuesday, September 15
First exercise class : Thursday, September 17
We shall closely follow the text "Introduction to Commutative Algebra" by M. F. Atiyah and I. G. Macdonald. Wherever possible, there will be extra focus on exercises that lead towards the basics of Algebraic Geometry. Topics include
* Basics about rings, ideals and modules
* Localisation
* Primary decomposition
* Integral dependence and valuations
* Noetherian rings
* Completions
* Basic dimension theory
M. Atiyah, I. Macdonald: Introduction to Commutative Algebra, AddisonWesley (1969)
D. Eisenbud: Commutative Algebra. With a View Toward Algebraic Geometry, GTM 150, Springer Verlag (1995)
This course is meant to provide an introduction to commutative algebra that equips the student to start studying the basics of algebraic geometry. Algebra I (or a similar introduction to the basic concepts of ring theory) will be standard prerequisite.
1. The homework will be posted on Wednesday and may be handed in on the following Thursdays (8 days later) at the beginning of the exercise session. It will be graded and available for return at the following exercise class. Late homeworks will not be accepted. A student whose solution to a homework problem is marked incorrect may consult the professor or instructors as needed, rewrite the solution, and turn it in again at the following exercise class. We will not post homework solutions, so it is to the student's advantage to attempt the homework and turn in solutions. Homework will be updated on the taskbase.
2. Information about the final exam will be posted here later.
Homeworks 
Due on date 
Homework 1 Homework 2 Homework 3 Homework 4 Homework 5 Homework 6 Homework 7 Homework 8 Homework 9 Homework 10 Homework 11 Homework 12 
Sep 24 Oct 1 Oct 8 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 5 Nov 12 Nov 19 Nov 26 Dec 3 Dec 10 
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