Algebraic Geometry

Professor A.J. de Jong, Columbia university, Department of Mathematics.

The plan of this semester course in algebraic geometry is to start developing the basic theory of schemes.

We will use the book [H] = Hartshorne on algebraic geometry. Most of the material can also be found in the stacks project.

It is strongly encouraged to go to the lectures, which are on Tuesday and Thursday 8:40-9:55 in Math 507.

Problem sets will be announced on this web page after Tuesday's lecture. They are due in lecture on the next Tuesday.

The TA for the course is Natasha Potashnik.

Grades are computed by a weighted average between the scores on problem sets and final. The weights are 2/3 and 1/3 respectively.

The final will be a written exam.

Here are the weekly problem sets. Please hit the refresh button on your browser to make sure you have to latest list. These exercises are partially meant for you to see if you know enough to be able to follow the material in the course. Hence it is suggested that you skip the ones you are familiar with, or give a very brief answer showing you understand the point. Moreover, most of the exercises are of a theoretical nature, hence you'll be able to look up that answer -- feel free to do this.