University at Albany, College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

AMAT 840: Topics in Topology — Algebraic K-Theory, Spring 2011


Prof. Marco Varisco,,
Office: ES-120C, Office Hours: MWF 11:30–12:30, or by appointment.


MWF 10:25–11:20 in ES-153.


AMAT 540 A & B.


K0, K1, and higher algebraic K-theory of rings, exact categories, categories with cofibrations, and categories with cofibrations and weak equivalences (also known as Waldhausen categories). Additivity theorem and other fundamental theorems of algebraic K-theory. Extensive review/introduction to background material in category theory and simplicial techniques.


None, but lecture notes and additional reading material will be distributed in class.


Biweekly homework assignments.

This syllabus is subject to change. All official announcements and assignments are given in class, and this web page may not be up to date.
Marco Varisco — December 31, 2010.