|Lectures||MWF 1–2, Cory 241|
|Office Hours||MWF 11:30–12:30|
excluding non-instructional days.
Please email me to set up a time to meet if you cannot make any of these times.
|GSI Office Hours||The GSI for Math 250B is Rahul Dalal. He will hold office hours on MTuF 2–3 (omitting Wednesdays) and Thursdays 10–11 and 1–3, in 1041 Evans.|
Generally speaking, I will expect you to know the material covered in last semester's Math 250A. See the table on that courses's bCourses page.
|Required Text||Eisenbud, Commutative algebra with a view toward algebraic geometry, Springer|
|Catalog Description||Development of the main tools of commutative and homological algebra applicable to algebraic geometry, number theory and combinatorics.|
The course will likely cover the following chapters or parts of the text:
This list is subject to change depending on what was done in 250A.
|Grading||Grades will be based on homework assignments, and possibly in-class quizzes. There will be no final exam, but the last problem set will be due sometime during the week of final exams.|
|Homework||Weekly or biweekly, assigned in class, generally due on Fridays|
|Comments||I tend to follow the book fairly closely, but try to give interesting exercises and examples.|
|1||January 22||Proof of associativity of tensor products||dvi|
|2||March 30||Proof of the Nullstellensatz (revised 2 April)||dvi|
Homework solutions will be posted on bCourses after each assignment has been graded.
|8||3/20||dvi||Hint: For the last problem – 250A|
|9||4/3||dvi||Late change: You are required to use the hint on the first question (Exercise 4.17)|
The following policies apply to the homework assignments.
Last updated 2 April 2020