Introduction to Algebraic Curves

Introduction to Algebraic Curves

by Phillip A. Griffiths, Kuniko Weltin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0821845373

ISBN-13: 9780821845370

Pub. Date: 12/31/1989

Publisher: American Mathematical Society

Algebraic curves and compact Riemann surfaces comprise the most developed and arguably the most beautiful portion of algebraic geometry. This book is based on a six-week series of lectures presented by the author to third- and fourth-year undergraduates and graduate students at Beijing University in 1982. The lectures began with minimal technical requirements (a

Overview

Algebraic curves and compact Riemann surfaces comprise the most developed and arguably the most beautiful portion of algebraic geometry. This book is based on a six-week series of lectures presented by the author to third- and fourth-year undergraduates and graduate students at Beijing University in 1982. The lectures began with minimal technical requirements (a working knowledge of elementary complex function theory and algebra together with some exposure to topology of compact surfaces) and proceeded directly to the Riemann-Roch and Abel theorems. This book differs from a number of other books on this subject in that it combines analytic and geometric methods at the outset, so that the reader can grasp the basic results of the subject. Although such modern techniques of sheaf theory, cohomology, and commutative algebra are not covered here, the book provides a solid foundation to proceed to more advanced texts in general algebraic geometry, complex manifolds, and Riemann surfaces, as well as algebraic curves. Containing numerous exercises and two exams, this book would make an excellent introductory text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821845370
Publisher:
American Mathematical Society
Publication date:
12/31/1989
Series:
Translations of Mathematical Monographs Series , #76
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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