Introduction to Algebraic Geometry 1

Introduction to Algebraic Geometry 1
Basic definitions and theorems on affine, projective, and quasi-projective varieties.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMath 571 or concurrent enrollment.
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
Course Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Students should achieve mastery of the topics listed in the minimal learning outcomes on the Math 561 Wiki page. This means they should know all relevant definitions, correct statements of the major theorems (including their hypotheses and limitations), and examples and non-examples of the various concepts. The students should be able to demonstrate their mastery by solving non-trivial problems related to these concepts, and by proving simple (but non-trivial) theorems about the concepts below, related to, but not identical to, statements proven by the text or instructor.


  1. Algebraic plane curves
  2. Rational curves
  3. Relation with field theory
  4. Rational maps
  5. Singular and nonsingular points
  6. Projective spaces
  7. Affine varieties
  8. Affine space and the Zariski topology
  9. Regular functions
  10. Regular maps
  11. The Zariski topology on projective space
  12. Products and maps of quasi-projective space
  13. Properness of projective maps
  14. Dimension.