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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of Mathematics

Mathematics 422, section B1

Algebraic Geometry

9-9:50 AM MWF

343 Altgeld Hall

Professor Daniel R. Grayson

Office: 357 Altgeld Hall

Phone: 3-6209

**Introduction:**

Algebraic geometry is the geometric study of solutions of systems of polynomial
equations in several variables. It plays a central role in much of modern
mathematics, and an understanding of its basic concepts is increasingly
important.

**The textbook:**

**Additional references:**

**Useful previous courses:**

**Sequel:**

I intend to offer a sequel to this course in Fall, 2001, as Math 416, Topics
in Algebra, subtitled Algebraic Geometry, II, and cover coherent sheaves,
sheaf cohomology, and the Riemann-Roch theorem, using Hartshorne's book.

**Note:**

This course will be different enough that if you've taken Math 422 in Spring,
2000, you will be able to get some credit for this course by taking it as a
reading course (Math 490) with me.

**Office hours:**

I will hold office hours at times to be announced.

**The grading:**

To be announced.