Lectures: MWF 10:30am-11:20am 380-381U
Stolen from Ravi's notes: "L'algèbre n'est qu'une gèomètrie
ècrite; la gèomètrie n'est qu'une algèbre figurèe." (Algebra is but written geometry; geometry is but drawn
algebra.) - Sophie Germain
This is a first course in algebraic geometry. Topics include: classical affine and projective varieties, morphisms, rational maps, smoothness, curves. No scheme theory will be covered.
The syllabus contains course information and the office hours for the course.
A list of instances where my notation differs from the text.
Notes for Friday's Cancelled class (11/16/2018)
Products and Blowups.
will be posted on this page. You are encouraged to work together but everyone must turn in their own assignment.
All the homework problems are in this document
HW1 is due 10-05-18
HW2 is due 10-12-18
HW3 is due 10-19-18
HW4 is due 10-26-18
HW5 is due 11-02-18
HW6 is due 11-09-18
HW7 is due 11-26-18
HW8 is due 12-04-18 (via gradescope)
We will use Fulton's curve book Algebraic Curves.
Other great resources you may wish to consult
Algebraic Geometry makes use of a lot of commutative algebra. If you want to brush up on that you can look at