Offine hours: Wednesday 1:00--2:30.
**Instructor:**
Jason Bell

**Syllabus **We'll cover Module theory: classification of finitely generated modules over PIDs, exact sequences and tensor products, algebras, localisation, chain conditions. Primary decomposition, integral extensions, Noether's normalisation lemma, and Hilbert's Nullstellensatz. If time permits, other topics will be covered.

**Textbook:** Eisenbud's *Commutative Algebra*

These are lecture notes that have been cleaned up as much as they will this semester.

Notes on the Hilbert basis theorem.

Notes on the general Nullstellensatz.

**Coursework and Grades:**
Grades will be based on individual homework
assignments (60%) and a final exam (40%).

Final exam: held Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 9:00 AM--11:30 AM in MC 4042.

Assignment 1, Due January 27 in class: File

Assignment 2, Due February 27 in class: File

Assignment 3, Due March 17 in class: File

Assignment 4, Due April 3 in class: File