MA3201 Rings and modules


14.08: First lecture Monday 19.8, at 15:15 in F3

General information

Lecturer: Sverre O. Smalø, email: sverresm at math ntnu no, SBII, room 850, tlf. 735 91750

Office hours: Tuesdays 11:00-12:00, SBII, room 850

Teaching hours:

Lectures: Monday 15:15-17:00, F3
Friday 10:15-12:00, F4

Some of the Friday-lectures will be used for exercise sessions

Textbook and syllabus


Authors: P. B. Bhattacharya, S. K. Jain and S. R. Nagpaul
Title: Basic Abstract Algebra
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Edition: Second Edition
ISBN: 0-521-46629-6

Preliminary syllabus:

Chapter 9 All sections
Chapter 10All sections
Chapter 1414.1-14.5
Chapter 1919.1-19.3
Chapter 20All sections
Chapter 21All sections


Date Themes Reference
19.08 Introduction, definitions, various examples Chap 9.1, 9.2, 9.3
24.08 Polynomial rings and formal power series, subrings, characteristic of a ring, algebras Chap 9.4, 9.5


Final exam: 18.12.2013, written, 4 hours, 15:00-19:00

Problem sessions

2013-08-14, Sverre Olaf Smalø