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
Now that we're getting into scheme theory, we'll use
Eisenbud and Harris'
The Geometry of Schemes.
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.
HW due 9/28
HW due 10/5
HW due 10/26 (or the following Tuesday, for undergrads who'd rather
be studying for the GRE):
exercises I-9, 10, 15, 17, 20 from Eisenbud and Harris.
HW due 11/9: