MAGIC074: Algebraic Geometry

Course details

A core MAGIC course

Semester

Spring 2022
Monday, January 31st to Friday, March 25th; Monday, April 25th to Friday, May 6th

Hours

Live lecture hours
10
Recorded lecture hours
0
Total advised study hours
40

Timetable

Mondays
12:05 - 12:55

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Description

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.

Prerequisites

Familiarity with undergraduate commutative algebra (rings and their homomorphisms, ideals, quotient rings). It is advisable to take MAGIC073 (Commutative Algebra) in parallel. No prior knowledge of algebraic geometry is assumed. 

Syllabus

  • 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.

Lecturer

  • Eleonore Faber

    Eleonore Faber

    University
    University of Leeds

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Assessment

The assessment for this course will be released on Monday 9th May 2022 and is due in by Sunday 22nd May 2022 at 23:59.

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You will need to upload a PDF file with your own attempted solutions by the due date (the end of the exam period).

If you have kept up-to-date with the course, the expectation is it should take at most 3 hours’ work to attain the pass mark, which is 50%.

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