Algebraic Geometry

Course Description and Grading Breakdown

In 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 Location
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
1:00 - 1:55 pm
104 Math Building (Building 15)

Course Instructor Contact Information and Office Hours
211 Math Building (Building 15)

TA Contact Information and Office Hours


I 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 Policies
Late work - 

 Date PostedAssignment Due Date 
  Homework 1 

Midterm and Final Exam

Collaboration Table
You may consult:  
Course textbook (including answers in the back)YESYES
Other booksYESNO
Solution manualsNONO
Your notes (taken in class)YESYES
Class notes of othersYESNO
Your hand copies of class notes of othersYESYES
Photocopies of class notes of othersYESNO
Electronic copies of class notes of othersYESNO
Course handoutsYESYES
Your returned homework / examsYESYES
Solutions to homework / exams (posted on webpage)YESYES
Homework / exams of previous yearsNONO
Solutions to homework / exams of previous yearsNONO
Emails from TAsYESNO
You may:

Discuss problems with othersYESNO
Look at communal materials while writing up solutionsYESNO
Look at individual written work of othersNONO
Post about problems onlineNONO
For computational aids, you may use:


* 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.

Tom Graber,
Sep 25, 2017, 11:04 AM