Introduction to Algebraic Curves, 201.2.4451, (2018, Spring).
The prerequisites for the course are (solid knowledge of): Calculus 3, Algebraic Structures.
Some knowledge of Complex Functions is not a prerequisite at the beginning, but will be needed by the middle of semester.
The classes are on Tuesdays, 10:10-12:00, (, -101) and Wednesdays, 10:10-12:00 (, -101)
There will be no lectures during the first week of the semester. The first lecture will be on 13.03.
As the catch up, we will have additional hour(s) on Tuesday(s), 18:10-19:00, (, -101)
The ancient study of circles/parabolas/hyperbolas has evolved through centuries to the rich theory of algebraic curves
(and Riemann Surfaces). Today this well-developed topic involves variety of methods from algebra, analysis, geometry and topology.
Our course will be a modest introduction to this topic.
The course can serve as the preparation/motivation for the solid courses in Algebraic Geometry, Commutative Algebra.
1. (weeks 2&3) Definition of real/complex manifolds. Riemann surfaces, basic examples.
W.Fulton "Algebraic Curves. An introduction to algebraic Geometry".
R.Miranda "Algebraic Curves and Riemann Surfaces".