MTH 538, Algebraic Geometry I

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Cross Listed

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Prerequisites

MTH436 and MTH437

This course is a prerequisite or co-requisite for

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Description

Algebraic geometry is the study of geometric objects defined by polynomials in several variables. This course will present a mix of classical geometric methods along with techniques from commutative algebra, which provides the technical underpinnings of modern algebraic geometry. Particular emphasis will be paid to algebraic curves. A working knowledge of commutative algebra is a prerequisite for the course.

Topics covered

Varieties in projective space, curves, intersections in projective space.

MTH 535