Course Description and Grading BreakdownIn the fall quarter, we will discuss the basic theory of varieties over an algebraically closed field. There will be weekly homework as well as a midterm and final exam. Course Meeting Time and LocationLectures Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00 - 1:55 pm 104 Math Building (Building 15) Course Instructor Contact Information and Office Hours211 Math Building (Building 15) TA Contact Information and Office HoursTextbooksI won't be following a fixed text. My course will probably be closest to these notes of Olivier Debarre, but they are in French. I have put several books on reserve at the library that would cover most of the material in the course. All of these are available electronically and can be found here. Course PoliciesLate work - AssignmentsCollaboration Table
* You may use a computer or calculator while doing the homework, but may not refer to this as justification for your work. For example, "by Mathematica" is not an acceptable justification for deriving one equation from another. Also, since computers and calculators will not be allowed on the exams, it's best not to get too dependent on them. |