MA3204 Homological algebra


Table of contents over the subjects we discussed during this semester: contents

List of exercises: exercises


Steffen Oppermann, room 844, Sentralbygg II, Steffen [dot] Oppermann [at] math [dot] ntnu [dot] no


The content of the course is what will presented during lectures. If you would like to have a book, the following can be used:

  • Joseph J. Rotman, An introduction to homological algebra, first edition
  • Joseph J. Rotman, An introduction to homological algebra, second edition
  • Charles A. Weibel, An introduction to homological algebra

Reference group discussion

My impression was that we discussed the following. If you feel that this is not accurate or that I forgott something please email me.


large variation in speed, some subjects presented quite slowly, others very fast (it is discussed if this might also be connected to which concepts students had seen before)


the fact that there were exercises, and that we used some time in class to discuss them, was seen positive

it was suggested to have a wider variation in the difficulty, for instance one "easy" and one "hard" exercise every week, so that preferably all participants can find something challenging and solvable.

2013-12-22, Steffen Oppermann