M4P33 Algebraic Geometry, Spring 2019

Office hour

Huxley, room 675: Mondays and Fridays before class (at 4 pm, I'm usually there earlier as well).


I am following Hartshorne's, more generally everything I'm going to say will be contained in one of the following books/notes:

last year's notes by Prof. Marti Orr

I. Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry 1

R. Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry

J. Harris, Algebraic Geometry: A First Course

A. Gathmann's notes

M. Reid, Undergraduate Algebraic Geometry


Atiyah & MacDonald, Commutative Algebra

Dummit and Foote, Abstract Algebra is the perfect "background-in-one-place book".

J. Munkres, Topology, the first part of the book only.

Problem sheets

General Questions(not to hand in)

There will be a homework each week. These assessed questions will collectively count for 10% of your overall mark.

homework 1(Due Tue. Jan 22nd), Solutions 1, Grades distribution

homework 2(Due Tue. Jan 29nd), Solutions 2, Grades distribution

homework 3(Due Tue. Feb 5th), Solutions 3, Grades distribution

homework 4(Due Tue. Feb 12th), Solutions 4, Grades distribution

homework 5(Due Mon. Feb 25th), Solutions 5, Grades distribution

homework 6(Due Tue. Mar 5th), Solutions 6, Grades distribution

No more homeworks. I'll drop your lowest score from the previous 6 and your homework grade will be the average of the others.

final exam, Solutions