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Commutative Algebra (Large Specialization Module)
(dt. Kommutative Algebra (Großes Vertiefungsmodul))

Level, degree of commitment Specialization module, depends on importing study program
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (4 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
270 hours (90 h attendance, 180 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Course requirement(s): Written or oral examination
Examination type: Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises.
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program M.Sc. Mathematics.
Subject, Origin Mathematics, M.Sc. Mathematics
One semester,
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Sönke Rollenske, Prof. Dr. Volkmar Welker


Basic algebraic or homological invariants of commutative rings are introduced. Methods for their analysis and their behaviour under classical ring constructions are investigated. Central results of the theory of commutative rings are presented.

Qualification Goals

Students can

  • understand and explain basic properties of commutative rings,
  • use algebraic or homological methods for the analysis of commutative rings,
  • understand and apply construction methods of commutative rings.

They deepen

  • the practice of mathematical working methods (development of mathematical intuition and its formal justification, training of the ability to abstract, proof methods),
  • in the recitation class, their oral communication skills through discussion and free speech in front of an audience.


Translation is missing. Here is the German original:

Keine. Empfohlen werden die Kompetenzen, die in den Basismodulen und dem Modul Algebra vermittelt werden.

Recommended Reading

  • M. Atiyah, I.G. Macdonald, Introduction to commutative algebra, Addison-Wesley, 1994.
  • D. Eisenbud, Commutative Algebra with a view toward algebraic geometry, Springer, 1995.

Please note:

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