
This is a graduate course in commutative algebra. The course will cover primary decomposition, integral dependence, discrete valuation rings, completions and dimension theory. If time permits we will add some additional topics, based on participants interests. Prerequisites are some knowledge in abstract algebra, as for instance SF2737 Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry.  
The course book will be "Introduction to Commutative Algebra" by Atiyah and MacDonald. The participants are assumed to be familiar with the contents of the three first chapters.  
The participants will have to take an active role in the course by preparing selected lectures and by constructing examples. In addition there will be a number of home assignments. These activities are also the basis for the examination, where only grades P/F (pass/fail) are given. 
Tentative plan  
Sept 7, Monday 15.1517.00 
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Roy: Repetition, Chapters 12. 
Exercises Done (21.09) 
Mo 14.09 15.1517.00 
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Roy: Chapter 34. 
Exercises Done (28.09) 
Mo 21.09 15.1517.00 
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Roy: Chapter 4. Nasrin: Goingup, pp 5962. 
Exercises (Done 05.10) 
Mo 28.09 15.1517.00 
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Roy: Exercise session 
Exercises (Done 12.10) 
Oct 5, Monday 15.1517.00 
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Sven: Goingdown, pp 6264 George: Chain conditions, pp 7478. 
Exercises 
Mo 12.10 15.1517.00 
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Exercise session Nasrin: Noetherian rings, pp 8084. 
Exercises (Done 19.10) 
Mo 19.10 15.1517.00 
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Exercise session George: Artin rings, pp 8991. 

Mo 26.10 15.1517.00 
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No lecture. 
Homework 1 (remark added 20.10) Deadline 26.10, at 24.00. 
Nov 2, Monday 15.1517.00 
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Exercise session Roy: Completions, Ch 10 

Mo 09.11 15.1517.00 
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Roy: Filtrations, Ch 10  Exercises (Done 16.11) 
Mo 16.11 15.1517.00 
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Exercise session Roy: Associated Graded ring, Ch 10 
Exercises (Done 23.11) 
Mo 23.11 15.1517.00 
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Exercise session Roy: Dimension theory, Ch 11 
Exercises (Done 30.10) 
Mo 30.11 15.1517.00 
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Exercises Roy: Dimension theory, Ch 11 

Dec 7, Monday 15.1517.00 
KTH 3652 
No lecture 

Mo 14.12 15.1517.00 
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No lecture 
Homework 2. Deadline 21.12, at 24:00. 
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