MATH5765 Algebraic Geometry

MATH5765 is a course for Honours and Postgraduate Coursework students.  See the course overview below.

Units of credit: 6

Prerequisites: Nil

Cycle of offering: Course not offered every year.

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities.

More information: Course outline (PDF)

The Online Handbook entry contains information about the course. (The timetable is only up-to-date if the course is being offered this year.)

If you are currently enrolled in MATH5765, you can log into UNSW Moodle for this course.

Course Overview

In first year algebra, one learns of the interplay between the algebra of solving linear equations, and the geometry of lines and planes. Solving higher degree polynomials is far more complicated and leads to the study of algebraic geometry. This intensely rich field of mathematics has numerous interconnections with complex analysis, algebra, number theory and of course, geometry in general. This course will be a basic introduction to the theory.