Author:
Karen Smith - Lauri Kahanpää - Pekka Kekäläine

ISBN 13:
9780387989808

ISBN 10:
387989803

Edition:
1st

Publisher:
Springer

Publication Date:
2004-01-27

Format:
Hardcover

Pages:
164

List Price:
$69.99

This is a description of the underlying principles of algebraic geometry, some of its important developments in the twentieth century, and some of the problems that occupy its practitioners today. It is intended for the working or the aspiring mathematician who is unfamiliar with algebraic geometry but wishes to gain an appreciation of its foundations and its goals with a minimum of prerequisites. Few algebraic prerequisites are presumed beyond a basic course in linear algebra.