Topics in Ring and Representation Theory 2015/16.

This is a first introduction to Lie Algebras. The class meets 14:10-15:00 on Mondays and Tuesdays in 5326, JCMB. Workshops takes place every second week starting in Week 2 (so in all even weeks) on Mondays at 9am (!) in 4325C JCMB.
The book is free to download from the above link! It is also cheap to buy a paperback version, and I would strongly recommend you do this, since there will be no printed lecture notes (though photos of the boards from lectures will be made available, see link below). One place you can purchase the book is here.

General course information: Lecture topics schedule, board photos and typos: Exam stuff: Workshop Sheets: Workshop 1, Workshop 2, Workshop 3, Workshop 4, Workshop 5.

Assignments:. There is a drawer for assignments outside the MathsHub labelled TRRT: it is one of the bottom green drawers.
Assignment 1: Workshop 1, Q5 and one part of Q6. Due Monday Week 3 by 2pm.
Assignment 2: Workshop 2, Q8. Due Monday Week 5 by 2pm.
Assignment 3: Workshop 3, Q6, 7 and 8. Due Monday Week 7 by 2pm.
Assignment 4: Workshop 4, Q1,2,3,4. Due Monday Week 9 by 2pm.

Example Sheets: Sheet 1, Sheet 2, Sheet 3, Sheet 4, Sheet 5, Sheet 6, Sheet 7, Sheet 8.

Solutions: Solutions 1, Solutions 2, Solutions 3, Solutions 4, Solutions 5, Solutions 6, Solutions 7, Solutions 8.

Suggested Problems:
Tues 22nd Sep: all of Sheet 1, especially 1.2, 1.3 and 1.6.
Tues 29th Sep: Sheet 2, especially 2.1, 2.3 and 2.4
Tues 6th Oct: Sheet 3, especially 3.1, 3.2 and 3.6
Tues 13th Oct: Sheet 4, especially 4.1 and 4.4
Tues 20th Oct: Sheet 5, all!
Tues 27th Oct: Sheet 6, especially 6.2, 6.5, 6.6 and 6.7
Tues 3rd Nov: Sheet 7, especially 7.1, 7.2, and 7.4

Additional Reading. The course textbook is quite exhaustive, but there are many other good books on Lie algebras should you wish to consult them. For example: If you find any other sources that you think it would be useful that other people know about, email me and I will add them here.