Instructor: 
Nils Bruin nbruin@sfu.ca SC K 10507 (778) 782 3794 

Webpage:  http://www.cecm.sfu.ca/~nbruin/math818/  
Outline:  Algebraic geometry is a topic central to pure mathematics, and its ideas
and results play an ever increasing role in all fields of mathematics.
This makes it a very worthwhile topic to learn about if you are interested
in mathematics.
This course provides an introduction into algebraic geometry at the graduate level with an emphasis on the onedimensional case: the geometry of algebraic curves. The exact content of the course will be adapted to those participating in it and will be determined during the first meeting, Wednesday September 7, 2016. Topics will likely include:


Course text:  Shafarevich, I. R. Basic algebraic geometry, part 1: Varieties in Projective Space; SpringerVerlag (1977) ISBN 0387548122  
Recommended reading: 


Lectures:  First Lecture: September 7, 14:30  16:20 in AQ 5006 Regular Lectures: Wednesday, Friday, 14:30  16:20 in AQ 5006 (note some cancelled dates!) Replacement Lectures: Monday, 14:30  16:20 in SECB 1010 (on select dates) 

Exam:  Preliminary schedule: Takehome exam on Tuesday, December 6, 2016; 9am  5pm 

Assignments:  Biweekly, posted here.  
Grading: 
 
Lecture schedule: 
BOLDFACE DATES are Monday lectures.
