Commutative Algebra (88-813)

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, (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.
All these books (except for Jarden's notes) should be available at the Mathematics Library.