MAGIC074: Algebraic Geometry

Course details

A core MAGIC course


Autumn 2019
Monday, October 7th to Friday, December 13th


Live lecture hours
Recorded lecture hours
Total advised study hours


09:05 - 09:55 (UK)


A first course in algebraic geometry, as the study of ringed spaces (of functions), which is a half-way house between classical algebraic geometry and modern scheme theory.


Familiarity with undergraduate commutative algebra (rings and their homomorphisms, ideals, quotient rings). It is advisable to take MAGIC 073 (Commutative Algebra) in parallel. No prior knowledge of algebraic geometry is assumed.

Related courses


Varieties (affine, projective and ringed spaces) and their morphisms; Affine varieties as MaxSpec(A); Geometry via the Nullstellensatz; The Zariski topology; The Hilbert basis theorem and the Noetherian property; Irreducibility, dimension and tangent spaces; Affine and finite morphisms; Hypersurfaces; Projective spaces and the Segre embedding;


  • VD

    Valentina Di Proietto

    University of Exeter


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The assessment for this course will be released on Monday 6th January 2020 at 00:00 and is due in before Sunday 19th January 2020 at 23:59.

The assessment for this course will be via a single take-home paper in January with 2 weeks to complete and submit online. The total number of marks is 100. You will need a mark of 50 to pass.

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