Math 203B - Algebraic Geometry

Welcome to Math 203B!

Course description:

This course provides an introduction to algebraic geometry. Algebraic geometry is a central subject in modern mathematics, and an active area of research. It has connections with number theory, differential geometry, symplectic geometry, mathematical physics, string theory, representation theory, combinatorics and others.

Math 203 is a two quarter sequence. Math 203b will cover vector bundles, sheaf cohomology, algebraic curves, Riemann-Roch, Serre duality. Other possible topics: Chow groups, Chern classes, intersection theory.

Instructor: Dragos Oprea, doprea "at", AP&M 6-101.

Lectures: MW, 2pm-3:20pm, AP&M 7-421 (will most likely change).

Office hours:

Monday 3:30-4:30, Wednesday 1-2.

I am available for questions after lecture or by appointment. Also, feel free to drop in if you see me in my office.

Textbook: There is no required textbook. I will follow Andreas Gathamnn's notes available online .

Other useful texts are

More advanced but useful references are:

Additional resources:
There will be no exams or homeworks for this class.

Lecture Summaries