MAT3200 – Commutative algebra
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Introduction to commutative algebra. Noetherian rings and modules. Local algebra and primary decomposition. The course may also include subjects from non-commutative algebra such as group and representation theory.
The course is a comprehensive introduction to algebra. It is meant to give students a foundation for further studies in algebra and algebraic geometry.
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:
Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2
And in addition one of these:
- Physics (1+2)
- Chemistry (1+2)
- Biology (1+2)
- Information technology (1+2)
- Geosciences (1+2)
- Technology and theories of research (1+2)
The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).
Recommended previous knowledge
10 credits with MAT4200 – Commutative Algebra.
10 credits with MA251/351.
*The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the Department for more information if necessary.
4 hours of lectures/exercises per week.
One compulsory assignment has to be handed in and approved. Final mark based on written examination at the end of the semester. Letter grading (A-F).
Permitted aids at the exam: None.
Language of examination
Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Students who due to illness or other valid reason of absence were unable to sit for their final exams may apply for participation in deferred examinations. Deferred examinations are arranged either later in the same semester or early in the semester following the exam in question. Documentation of valid reasons for absence from the regular exam must be submitted upon application to participate in deferred examinations.
Students who have failed an exam, who withdraw during an exam, and students who wish to retake an exam to achieve a better grade may not participate in deferred exams, but may retake the exam when it is regularly scheduled.