The Geometry of Syzygies [electronic resource] : A Second Course in Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry / by David Eisenbud.

By: Eisenbud, David [author.]
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Material type: TextTextSeries: Graduate Texts in Mathematics: 229Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 2005Description: XIV, 246 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780387264561Subject(s): Mathematics | Algebra | Algebraic geometry | Mathematics | Algebraic Geometry | AlgebraAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 516.35 LOC classification: QA564-609Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Free Resolutions and Hilbert Functions -- First Examples of Free Resolutions -- Points in ?2 -- Castelnuovo-Mumford Regularity -- The Regularity of Projective Curves -- Linear Series and 1-Generic Matrices -- Linear Complexes and the Linear Syzygy Theorem -- Curves of High Degree -- Clifford Index and Canonical Embedding.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: Algebraic Geometry often seems very abstract, but in fact it is full of concrete examples and problems. This side of the subject can be approached through the equations of a variety, and the syzygies of these equations are a necessary part of the study. This book is the first textbook-level account of basic examples and techniques in this area. It illustrates the use of syzygies in many concrete geometric considerations, from interpolation to the study of canonical curves. The text has served as a basis for graduate courses by the author at Berkeley, Brandeis, and in Paris. It is also suitable for self-study by a reader who knows a little commutative algebra and algebraic geometry already. As an aid to the reader, an appendix provides a summary of commutative algebra, tying together examples and major results from a wide range of topics. David Eisenbud is the director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, President of the American Mathematical Society (2003-2004), and Professor of Mathematics at University of California, Berkeley. His other books include Commutative Algebra with a View Toward Algebraic Geometry (1995), and The Geometry of Schemes, with J. Harris (1999).
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Free Resolutions and Hilbert Functions -- First Examples of Free Resolutions -- Points in ?2 -- Castelnuovo-Mumford Regularity -- The Regularity of Projective Curves -- Linear Series and 1-Generic Matrices -- Linear Complexes and the Linear Syzygy Theorem -- Curves of High Degree -- Clifford Index and Canonical Embedding.

Algebraic Geometry often seems very abstract, but in fact it is full of concrete examples and problems. This side of the subject can be approached through the equations of a variety, and the syzygies of these equations are a necessary part of the study. This book is the first textbook-level account of basic examples and techniques in this area. It illustrates the use of syzygies in many concrete geometric considerations, from interpolation to the study of canonical curves. The text has served as a basis for graduate courses by the author at Berkeley, Brandeis, and in Paris. It is also suitable for self-study by a reader who knows a little commutative algebra and algebraic geometry already. As an aid to the reader, an appendix provides a summary of commutative algebra, tying together examples and major results from a wide range of topics. David Eisenbud is the director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, President of the American Mathematical Society (2003-2004), and Professor of Mathematics at University of California, Berkeley. His other books include Commutative Algebra with a View Toward Algebraic Geometry (1995), and The Geometry of Schemes, with J. Harris (1999).

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