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AuthorKendig, Keith. author
TitleElementary Algebraic Geometry [electronic resource] / by Keith Kendig
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 1977
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Descript 309 p. 40 illus. online resource


This book was written to make learning introductory algebraic geometry as easy as possible. It is designed for the general first- and second-year graduate student, as well as for the nonspecialist; the only prerequisites are a one-year course in algebra and a little complex analysis. There are many examples and pictures in the book. One's sense of intuition is largely built up from exposure to concrete examples, and intuition in algebraic geometry is no exception. I have also tried to avoid too much generalization. If one underยญ stands the core of an idea in a concrete setting, later generalizations become much more meaningful. There are exercises at the end of most sections so that the reader can test his understanding of the material. Some are routine, others are more challenging. Occasionally, easily established results used in the text have been made into exercises. And from time to time, proofs of topics not covered in the text are sketched and the reader is asked to fill in the details. Chapter I is of an introductory nature. Some of the geometry of a few specific algebraic curves is worked out, using a tactical approach that might naturally be tried by one not familiar with the general methods introยญ duced later in the book. Further examples in this chapter suggest other basic properties of curves. In Chapter II, we look at curves more rigorously and carefully


I Examples of curves -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The topology of a few specific plane curves -- 3 Intersecting curves -- 4 Curves over ? -- II Plane curves -- 1 Projective spaces -- 2 Affine and projective varieties; examples -- 3 Implicit mapping theorems -- 4 Some local structure of plane curves -- 5 Sphere coverings -- 6 The dimension theorem for plane curves -- 7 A Jacobian criterion for nonsingularity -- 8 Curves in ?2(?) are connected -- 9 Algebraic curves are orientable -- 10 The genus formula for nonsingular curves -- III Commutative ring theory and algebraic geometry -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Some basic lattice-theoretic properties of varieties and ideals -- 3 The Hilbert basis theorem -- 4 Some basic decomposition theorems on ideals and varieties -- 5 The Nullstellensatz: Statement and consequences -- 6 Proof of the Nullstellensatz -- 7 Quotient rings and subvarieties -- 8 Isomorphic coordinate rings and varieties -- 9 Induced lattice properties of coordinate ring surjections; examples -- 10 Induced lattice properties of coordinate ring injections -- 11 Geometry of coordinate ring extensions -- IV Varieties of arbitrary dimension -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Dimension of arbitrary varieties -- 3 The dimension theorem -- 4 A Jacobian criterion for nonsingularity -- 5 Connectedness and orientability -- 6 Multiplicity -- 7 Bรฉzoutโ{128}{153}s theorem -- V Some elementary mathematics on curves -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Valuation rings -- 3 Local rings -- 4 A ring-theoretic characterization of nonsingularity -- 5 Ideal theory on a nonsingular curve -- 6 Some elementary function theory on a nonsingular curve -- 7 The Riemann-Roch theorem -- Notation index

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