- This is the third quarter of the three-part graduate algebra sequence. In this quarter, we will cover primarily commutative algebra.

Instructor: |
Alina Bucur (alina at math dot ucsd dot edu), APM 7151 |

Lectures: |
MWF 11am-12pm, APM 5402 |

Office hours: |
M 2:30-3:30pm, W 10-11am |

if you cannot make this time, email me for an appointment | |

TA: |
François Thilmany (fthilman at ucsd dot edu) |

Books: |
M. Atiyah and I.G. MacDonald, Introduction to Commutative Algebra (the main textbook) The bookstore carries it, but you might find better priced copies elsewhere. Online shopping is your friend. Another good and more verbose reference, especially for people interested in arithmetic/algebraic geometry, is Eisenbud's Commutative Algebra: with a View Toward Algebraic Geometry. |

Prerequisites: |
MATH 200AB or consent of the instructor |

Grading: |
The grade will be based entirely on homework. I will drop your lowest score assignment. You are encouraged to talk to each other, the TA, the instructor, other graduate students, but you must write your own solutions in your own words. Same goes for other sources of inspiration, e.g. books or online material, as long as you disclose the source in your writeup. |

- There will be no lecture on M 5/29 (University holiday).
- In order to allow you to focus on your qual prep, there will be no hw due on 5/19.
- There will be no lecture on Monday 5/22. Instead, I will have office hours dedicated to the qual in that time slot.

- HW1 (due 4/14): pdf
- HW2 (due 4/21): pdf
- HW3 (due 4/28): pdf
- HW4 (due 5/05): pdf
- HW5 (due 5/12): pdf (
**updated 5/9**) - HW6 (due 6/2): pdf Since this is longer it will be worth 50% more. Hence it cannot be dropped completely.
- HW7 (due 6/9): pdf (
**updated 6/5**)

Since this is longer it will be worth 50% more. Hence it cannot be dropped completely.