Email: [lastname] at hmc dot edu

Office: Shanahan 2418

Office hours: Monday 5pm-6pm at Shanahan 2418, or by appointment.

Class meetings: Tues/Thurs 9:35 - 10:50 am, Shanahan 2421

''Algebraic Curves'' by William Fulton

as our main source, but this is not required. Class notes should serve as the main reference. The above book is free and available on William Fulton's webpage. A copy of the .pdf will be made available as well.

Lecture Scribing 5%

Presentation 15%

Assignments 20%

Midterm Exam 30%

Final Exam 30%

Date | Topic | Class Lecture and Author |

Sept 2 | Affine Algebraic Sets | Affine Algebraic Sets Notes Template |

Sept 4 | Properties of Affine Algebraic Sets | Properties of Affine Algebraic Sets (Matthew Wilbur) |

Sept 9 | Algebra Review | Algebra Review |

Sept 11 | Ideals of Sets | Ideals of Sets (Matthew Lin) |

Sept 16 | Nullstellensatz/Varieties | Nullstellensatz/Varieties (Amzi Jeffs) |

Sept 18 | Irreducible Decompositions of Algebraic Sets | Irreducible Decompositions (Nathan Hall) |

Sept 23 | Polynomial Maps | Polynomial Maps (Sarah Armstrong) |

Sept 25 | Coordinate Ring/Field of Fractions | Coordinate Ring/Field of Fractions (Ryan Smith) |

Sept 30 | Local Rings | Local Rings (Abram Sanderson) |

Oct 2 | Rational Maps | Rational Maps (Archer Wheeler) |

Here is a great article about writing; good to look at for the ''style'' points: Writing by Prof. Su

Due Date | Assignment # | .tex version |

Sept 10 | Assignment 1 | Assignment 1 (.tex) |

Sept 17 | Assignment 2 | Assignment 2 (.tex) |

Sept 24 | Assignment 3 | Assignment 3 (.tex) |

Oct 1 | Assignment 4 | Assignment 4 (.tex) |

Oct 9 | Assignment 5 | Assignment 5 (.tex) |

Oct 30 | Assignment 6 | Assignment 6 (.tex) |

Nov 13 | Assignment 7 | Assignment 7 (.tex) |

Dec 4 | Assignment 8 | Assignment 8 (.tex) |