Course Description and Grading Breakdown
Course Meeting Time and LocationMonday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00  9:55 am 255 Linde
Course Instructor Contact Information and Office Hours
TA Contact Information and Office Hours Karlming Chen kchen7@caltech.edu 306 Linde Thursday 7:00  8:00 pm
Course Schedule and Textbook
Algebra by Serge Lang
Introduction to Commutative Algebra by Ian G. MacDonald and Michael Atiyah
Commutative Rings by Matsumara
Course Policies Late work 
Assignments Date Posted  Assignment  Due Date  Solutions  Oct. 4, 2018  1
 Oct. 12, 2018  1  Oct. 10, 2018  2
 Oct. 19, 2018
 2  Oct. 16, 2018
 3
 Oct. 26, 2018
 3  Oct. 23, 2018
 4
 Nov. 09, 2018
 4
 Nov. 02, 2018
 5  Nov. 16, 2018
 5  Nov. 14, 2018
 6  Nov. 23, 2018*
 6  Nov. 15, 2018
 7
 Nov. 30, 2018
 7  Nov. 28, 2018
 8
 Dec,10, 2018*
   (Last Assignment)
 (Note the new due date for Assignment 8)
 
*Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, we will accept the homework solutions for Set 6 until Monday November 26th at 9 am.
In problem 2b of HW set 6, take `minimal prime' to mean a prime ideal not containing another.
(No need to go to associated primes.) In problems 3 & 4, take the associated primes of an ideal I in R to be the primes which annihilate some nonzero x in R/I. In problem 3, you have to show that each P_j is a minimal nonzero prime ideal of R.
Midterm and Final Exam
Collaboration Table  Homework  Exams 

You may consult:    Course textbook (including answers in the back)  YES  YES  Other books  YES  NO  Solution manuals  NO  NO  Internet  YES  NO  Your notes (taken in class)  YES  YES  Class notes of others  YES  NO  Your hand copies of class notes of others  YES  YES  Photocopies of class notes of others  YES  NO  Electronic copies of class notes of others  YES  NO  Course handouts  YES  YES  Your returned homework / exams  YES  YES  Solutions to homework / exams (posted on webpage)  YES  YES  Homework / exams of previous years  NO  NO  Solutions to homework / exams of previous years  NO  NO  Emails from TAs  YES  NO  You may: 

 Discuss problems with others  YES  NO  Look at communal materials while writing up solutions  YES  NO  Look at individual written work of others  NO  NO  Post about problems online  NO  NO  For computational aids, you may use: 

 Calculators  YES*  NO  Computers  YES*  NO 
* You may use a computer or calculator while doing the homework, but may not refer to this as justification for your work. For example, "by Mathematica" is not an acceptable justification for deriving one equation from another. Also, since computers and calculators will not be allowed on the exams, it's best not to get too dependent on them. 
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