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An Invitation to Algebraic Geometry (Universitext)

An Invitation to Algebraic Geometry (Universitext)
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.