Topics in Algebraic Geometry - Math 722

Fall 2012

Instructor: Prof. Eyal Goren
Ofiice: 1108
Office hours: Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00, and by appointment (
Lectures: BURN 1214, M 09:05 - 10:55 and W 09:05-10:55 (the additional hour per week is to off-set cancellation of classes occurring during the term)

Syllabus - to be found here.
Notes - to be found here.

Method of Evaluation:  30% final project, 70% assignments. Assignments should be typed in LaTeX and submitted electronically as a pdf file.

Text books:
* Hartshorne, Robin: Algebraic geometry. Graduate Texts in Mathematics, No. 52. Springer-Verlag, New York-Heidelberg, 1977.
* Harris, Joe Algebraic geometry. A first course. Corrected reprint of the 1992 original. Graduate Texts in Mathematics, 133. Springer-Verlag, New York, 1995.
*  Mumford, David: The red book of varieties and schemes. Lecture Notes in Mathematics, 1358. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988.
*  Shafarevich, Igor R., Basic algebraic geometry. 1. Varieties in projective space. Second edition. Translated from the 1988 Russian edition and with notes by Miles Reid. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994.
* Shafarevich, Igor R. Basic algebraic geometry. 2. Schemes and complex manifolds. Second edition. Translated from the 1988 Russian edition by Miles Reid. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994.

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