MA3204 Homological Algebra Fall 2019

I have now made a preliminary exam schedule. Very likely changes will become necessary at some point, but I hope that we will be able to agree on those as the need arises. All exams will be in room 822 in SB2.

If you have not in any way indicated that you are planning to take the exam (for instance by crossing / writing something on one of the lists), then please let me know as soon as possible if you are planning to take the exam and if the assigned slot works for you.


Lectures will be on Mondays, 14:15 to 16:00, and Wednesdays, 16:15 to 18:00, in room B22.

There will be exercises within the lectures, usually approximately half a lecture every week.


Reference group

The reference group consists of the following three people:

Name e-mail (all at stud.ntnu)
Endre S. Rundveen endresr
Christina Dønvold sjøborg chrisds
Therese Strand therstr

If you have any remarks or complaints that you do not wish to take up with me directly please let a member of the reference group know, so that they can forward it.

We will have a second meeting on Wednesday, October 9th, but any remarks concerning possible problems or improvements are of course also welcome in between meetings.

Official Course Description

The course description can be found here.

Information about the lectures


Steffen Oppermann; room 844 Sentralbygg II;


We will mainly be following these notes. Please be aware that these likely contain typos and/or mistakes.

These are also good references:

  • 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
  • Sergei I. Gelfand, Yuri I. Manin, Methods of Homological Algebra , second edition

Final exam

The final exam will be an oral exam. Everything discussed in class or in the exercises is material for the exam.

2019-10-17, Steffen Oppermann