**Instructor:** Michael Schein
**Office:** Mathematics Building, Room 214
**E-mail:** mschein at math dot biu dot ac dot il
**Office hours:** By e-mail appointment

**Time:** Tuesday, 12--2:30 pm
**Location:** Building 105, room 101.
**Grader:** Matan Fattal, manterhun3232@hotmail.com (without the
3232)

**Question Sheets**

Question Sheet 1 (due November 15 / 18 Cheshvan).

You do not need to hand in solutions to the third question; it will be
postponed to the next question sheet because we have not yet defined the
composition length. A hint for the first question: the proof is of the same
type as that given here for the Snake
Lemma. One of the actors also expresses a commonly-held opinion about this
kind of proof.

Question Sheet 2 (due November 23 / 26
Cheshvan).

Question Sheet 3 (due December 8 / 12 Kislev).

Question Sheet 4 (due December 15 / 19 Kislev).

Question Sheet 5 (due December 22 / 26 Kislev).

Question Sheet 6 (due December 29 / 3 Tevet).

Question Sheet 7 (due January 5 / 10 Tevet).

Question Sheet 8 (due January 12 / 17 Tevet).

Question Sheet 9 (due January 19 / 24 Tevet).
Note corrected typo in the second question.

Question Sheet 10 (due January 26 / 2 Shevat).

Question Sheet 11 (due February 9 / 16
Shevat).

**Some References**

*Gradute Algebra: Commutative View*by Louis Rowen.- Algebra B3 and Commutative Algebra.
- Lecture notes (in Hebrew) for courses taught by Moshe Jarden at Tel Aviv University that overlap considerably with our course.
*Commutative Ring Theory*by H. Matsumura.*Commutative Algebra*by O. Zariski and P. Samuel.*Commutative Algebra with a View toward Algebraic Geometry*by D. Eisenbud.