Math 413/813 — Introduction to Algebraic Geometry

Minimum Requirements

Presentations Date Room

Assessment and Deadlines: Project grades will be computed as follows:

Due Date Element Weight
2019-02-11 Outline 10%
2019-03-25 Rough Draft 10%
2019-04-01 Feedback on other's drafts 10%
2019-04-TBA Presentation 30%
2019-04-TBA Feedback on other's presentations 10%
2019-04-TBA Final Paper 30%

Comments: By design this assignment is very open-ended. You are strongly encouraged to compute many examples. You are also encouraged to formulate, test, and prove your own conjectures.

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Potential Topics


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David A. Cox, John B. Little, and Don O'Shea, Using Algebraic Geometry, GTM 185, Springer, 2005 ISBN 978-0-387-20733-9
David Eisenbud, Commutative algebra with a view towards algebraic geometry, GTM 150. Springer, 1995 ISBN 0-387-94268-8
Gert-Martin Greuel and Gerhard Pfister, A Singular introduction to commutative algebra, 2nd edition, Springer, 2008 ISBN 978-3-540-73541-0
Brendan Hassett, Introduction to Algebraic Geometry, Cambridge University Press, 2007 ISBN 978-0-521-69141-3
Jürgen Herzog and Takayuki Hibi, Monomial ideals, GTM 260. Springer, 2011 ISBN 978-0-85729-105-9
Sergei Lando and Alexander Zvonkin, Graphs on surfaces and their applications, Springer 2004 ISBN 978-3-540-38361-1
Ezra Miller and Bernd Sturmfels, Combinatorial commutative algebra, GTM 227. Springer, 2005 ISBN 0-387-22356-8
Bernd Sturmfels, Algorithms in invariant theory, Texts and Monographs in Symbolic Computation. Springer, 1993 ISBN 3-211-82445-6
Bernd Sturmfels, Gröbner bases and convex polytopes, University Lecture Series 8. American Mathematical Society, 1996 ISBN 0-8218-0487-1
Bernd Sturmfels, Solving systems of polynomial equations, CBMS 97, American Mathematical Society, 2002 ISBN 0-8218-3251-4
Terence Tao and Van H. Vu, Additive combinatorics, Cambridge University Press, 2010 ISBN 978-0-521-13656-3