Algebra I (V3A1), Summer semester 2020

Lecturer: Prof. Daniel Huybrechts

Assistant: Rene Mboro

Tutors: G. Andreychev, R. Mboro, J. Penquitt, M. Schimpf, D. Wieners


Monday 16.00 - 18.00 and Thursday 14.00 - 16.00, Due to the current crisis, the course will be taught online at the beginning (see e-campus).
It will consist of lecture notes (in particular, there will be no video lecture) that will be posted on Mondays and Thursdays.
Questions can be asked via the forum of the eCampus page. They will be answered either directly or by annotating the lecture notes.

The exercise sheets will be posted on this webpage and the lecture notes will be posted on the e-campus page of the course.

First day of class: April 6th.

  • References:
    • M. Atiyah, I. MacDonald: Introduction to commutative algebra. W. A. Benjamin, Inc., New York 1970
    • J.-P. Serre: Local algebra. Springer Monographs in Mathematics. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2000.
    • N. Bourbaki: Algèbre commutative/ Commutative algebra. Herrmann/Springer.
    • D. Eisenbud: Commutative Algebra: with a View Toward Algebraic Geometry. GTM 150. Springer-Verlag.
    • E. Kunz: Einfhrung in die kommutative Algebra und algebraische Geometrie. Vieweg Studium: Aufbaukurs Mathematik 46. 1980
    • H. Matsumura: Commutative Ring Theory. Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics
    • M. Reid: Undergraduate commutative algebra. London Mathematical Society Student Texts, 29. Cambridge University Press, 1995.
    • O. Zariski, P. Samuel: Commutative algebra. Vol. 1 GTM 28. Springer-Verlag 1975
  • Exams:

      It is necessary to read the following instructions before the exams: German version, English version

    • first date - 24/07/2020, 16.00-18.00, Hörsaale CP1, CP2, Endenicher Allee 19C;

      Here are the seating plans for the two halls: Hall CP1 (xlsx version, odf version), Hall CP2 (xlsx version, odf version).
      Please, make sure to see where (especially the number of your seat) you are seated before the exam.

      The correction of the exam will be concluded by August 2 and the results will be entered in basis.
      To review your exam and the correction you have to write an email to this address (with your student number).
      You will then be assigned a time slot during the week August 2-7 (or possibly the week after).

    • second date - 21/09/2020, 14.00-16.00, Hörsaal CP1, Endenicher Allee 19C.

      Here are the seating plan for hall CP1 (xlsx version, odf version).
      Please, make sure to see where (especially the number of your seat) you are seated before the exam.

      Resit exam

Exercise sheets

Solutions of the exercises have to be handed in by the next Monday (before the lecture).
They (scan or clear photo of your handwritten solutions or your typed solutions) should be sent to the tutor of the group in which you are registered (on eCampus).
Solutions can be handed in as groups (up to 3 students).


The tutorials start on April 13th.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8-10 1 5
10-12 2 3
12-14 4

Group Time Room Tutor/-in
1 Mo 8-10 SR 0.006 J. Penquitt
2 Mo 10-12 SR 0.006 M. Schimpf
3 Tu 10-12 SR 0.006 D. Wieners
4 Tu 12-14 SR 0.006 R. Mboro
5 Th 8-10 SR 0.006 G. Andreychev