Math 526: Algebraic Geometry (Spring 2018)

Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 - 9:45 am in SAS 1108

Instructor: Cynthia Vinzant (3260 SAS, email)
Offce Hours:Tuesday, Wednesday 1-2pm or by appointment
Textbook: B. Hassett, Introduction to Algebraic Geometry, Cambridge University Press (errata)
Syllabus

Exams: There will be an in-class midterm on Thursday, March 1 and a take home final due Thursday, May 3.
Midterm Solutions

Homework: Homework will be assigned weekly and due at the beginning of class on Thursday, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Pdf and tex versions will be posted here.
Here are guidelines for writing up your homework (prepared by Seth Sullivant).

Homework 1 (.pdf .tex) due Tuesday, January 23 (with snow delay)
Homework 2 (.pdf .tex) due Thursday, February 1
Homework 3 (.pdf .tex) due Thursday, February 8
Homework 4 (.pdf .tex) due Thursday, February 15
Homework 5 (.pdf .tex) due Thursday, February 22
Homework 6 (.pdf .tex) due Thursday, March 22
Homework 7 (.pdf .tex) due Thursday, March 29
Homework 8 (.pdf .tex) due Thursday, April 5
Homework 9 (.pdf .tex) due Thursday, April 12
Homework 10 (.pdf .tex) due Thursday, April 19
Homework 11 (.pdf .tex) due Thursday, April 26

Software
Macaulay2 (Examples from class)
Maple
Singular (try online)
Mathematica

Extra resources and reading
Ideals, Varieties, and Algorithms, by Cox, Little, and O'Shea
What is a Grobner Basis?, by Bernd Sturmfels