Math 6670, Fall 2017
Algebra is the offer made by the devil to the mathematician. The devil
says: I will give you this powerful machine, it will answer any
question you like. All you need to do is give me your soul: give up
geometry and you will have this marvelous machine.
—Sir Michael Atiyah, 2002
The book we'll use for reference is at the bottom
Initial notes here.
If you're getting a grade in this class, turn in HW. Due 8/31:
HW due 9/7:
HW due 9/21. Personally, I find the easiest
way to use Macaulay2 to be on my machine from within emacs, but
it is possible to
use it online.