TCC Introduction to Schemes
This module will be an introduction to the theory of schemes in
algebraic geometry. This is a "second course" in algebraic geometry,
although it is technically possible to take it first, and it also
functions as a third, fourth, or later course. I expect the audience
to have a wide variety of backgrounds and experience, and will attempt
to make the module function on multiple levels.
This is module is being taught through the TCC, so is accessible
to students at Bath, Bristol, Imperial, Oxford, and Warwick. Ask
locally if you do not know where the TCC room at your institution
Lectures will take place at 10-12, Thursday, starting on 12 October, 2017.
You can contact me
Maclagan ) via email ( D.Maclagan at warwick.ac.uk) or phone (
(024) 7652 8333). I will set up an office hour once the class list
We will roughly cover Chapter 2 of the classic
Geometry by Hartshorne. This is a subject best learned with at
least two books open on your desk; other good options include (but are not limited to)
Geometry of Schemes and
If you want to buy copies of any of these books, I recommend first
looking at a site like Alibris.co.uk,
which searches multiple independent bookstores.
There will be homework assignments posted for every class. Homework
assignments will be posted on the
schedule webpage, which will
also have the reading for the following week. If you are taking the
module for credit, please email me.