Math 200C: Algebra III (Spring 2016)

Course description

Instructor: Alina Bucur (alina at math dot ucsd dot edu), APM 7151
Lectures: MWF 9-10am, APM 5402
Office hours: M 2-3pm
if you cannot make this time, email me for an appointment

TA: François Thilmany (fthilman at ucsd dot edu)
Office hours: WF 3-4pm

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.
MATH 200A and 200B.
Homework: Homework will be assigned weekly (most weeks). The assigned problems will be posted on the class website. You are free to discuss the homework problems in general with the professor, the TA, or each other, but your final write-up of the problems must be your work alone. If you actually submit solutions that are not your own work, for example directly copying from an online solution bank, you will not get credit and I will have to report you for academic dishonesty.
Exams: None.
Grading: Your grade will be based entirely on homework. I will drop your lowest score assignment.


Lecture summaries


due Fridays by 5pm in your TA's mailbox on the 7th floor of APM
If you do not have access to the mailroom, ask the front desk to put in the mailbox.