Department of Mathematics

Commutative Algebra

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Lecturer Prof. Brent R. Doran
Tue 15-17, HG D 7.1

Fri 10-12, HG F 3

Assistants Bledar Fazlija

Simon Häberli (Coordinator)

Thu 15-16, HG F 26.3

Thu 17-18, HG F 26.3

First lecture: Tuesday, September 23

First exercise class : Thursday, September 25


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, Addison-Wesley (1969)

D. Eisenbud: Commutative Algebra. With a View Toward Algebraic Geometry, GTM 150, Springer Verlag (1995)

Problem Sheets

To hand in your exercise sheets please use the box in HG J 68. For comments/questions/corrections to the sheets and solutions please send an email here.


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