## Commutative Algebra and Invariants of Groups

**Lecture hours/location: Tue/Thu 10:30-11:45, LH4**

**Instructor**: Manoj Kummini.
Email: mkummini AT cmi DOT ac DOT in.
http://www.cmi.ac.in/~mkummini/index.html

**Office**: Room FR-3.

**Office Hours**: Thursdays 0900-1015

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**Course description**:
Textbook: D. J. Benson, *Polynomial Invariants of Finite Groups*,
London Mathematical Society Lecture Notes No. 190, Cambridge University
Press.

Additional references:
R. P. Stanley,
*Invariants Of Finite Groups and Their Applications to Combinatorics*
Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (New Series), vol. 1, no. 3, 1979.
**Grading**: Assignments (40%), Oral examination (30%)
Class presentation (30%).

**Prerequisites**: Commutative algebra, at the level of
Atiyah-Macdonald, *Introduction to Commutative Algebra* Chapters 1-8
and 11 or Serre, *Local Algebra*, Chapters I-III (except Sections
II.A.3 and III.C).

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