## Math 6122: Algebra II (Graduate level)

### Spring 2016, Georgia Tech

**Instructor**: Josephine Yu (jyu@math.gatech.edu)

**Office**: Skiles 250

**Email**: jyu@math.gatech.edu

You are encouraged to contact me and your classmates through Piazza. I will also be using Piazza to post announcements and resources.

**Class**: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:35 am - 10:55 am, in Skiles 254

**Office hours**: M 2-3, Th 1-2, and by appointment.

**Syllabus**: See Piazza.

**Course web page**: https://people.math.gatech.edu/~jyu67/teaching/2016Spring6122/

**Schedule**: Tentative Schedule. I will be updating this throughout the semester.

**Piazza:** Sign-up link

### Topics

- Representation theory of finite groups (and a bit of GL_n(C)).
- Combinatorial commutative algebra (monomial ideals and their resolutions, toric ideals and triangulations).

### References

The following books (if the library has them) will be put on Course Reserve at the library starting January 11. You can check them out for a few hours at a time from the circulation desk.
- Linear representations of finite groups, by J.-P. Serre Check library
- Representation theory : a first course, by Fulton and Harris (PDF) Check library
- Combinatorial Commutative Algebra, by Miller and Sturmfels (PDF) Library does not have a hard copy.
- Groebner Bases and Convex Polytopes, by Sturmfels.
- Abstract Algebra, by Dummit and Foote. Check library
- Algebra, by Michael Artin. Check library
- Algebra, by Serge Lang Check library

Online resources:

### Homework Assignments:

See Piazza, under Resources.

### Presentations

Schedule

### Final project reports

Check out the wonderful projects the students have done!