College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics
Mathematics 422, section B1
9-9:50 AM MWF
343 Altgeld Hall
Professor Daniel R. Grayson
Office: 357 Altgeld Hall
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
Useful previous courses:
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.
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.
I will hold office hours at times to be announced.
To be announced.