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This is a short course in commutative algebra, designed to prepare for the course Algebraic Geometry 1, being offered this semester. We will cover much but not all of the material from Algebra 2, in a somewhat condensed form. We will meet twice a day for lectures and once a day in a problem session. For a detailed program, please see the  Commutative Algebra Schedule . As the course will move very quickly, it will be necessary for you to have read the chapters of the text to be covered that day before attending the lecture if you want to keep pace with the course.


We will meet 06.-09.10 and 12.-16.10.

Lectures: 10-12 Uhr, 14-16 Uhr
Problem session: 16-18 Uhr
Room: WSC-N-U-2.02


We will closely follow the text

Atiyah, M. F.; Macdonald, I. G., Introduction to commutative algebra. aAddison-Wesley Publishing Co., Reading, Mass.-London-Don Mills, Ont. 1969 ix+128 pp. pdf .

with supplemental texts

Zariski, Oscar; Samuel, Pierre, Commutative algebra. Vol. 1. Corrected reprinting of the 1958 edition. Graduate Texts in Mathematics, No. 28. Springer-Verlag, New York-Heidelberg-Berlin, 1975. xi+329 pp.

Kemper, Gregor, A course in commutative algebra. Graduate Texts in Mathematics, 256. Springer, Heidelberg, 2011. xii+246 pp.

Bosch, Siegfried, Algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. Universitext. Springer, London, 2013. x+504 pp.