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401-4142-17L  Algebraic Curves

SemesterSpring Semester 2017
LecturersR. Pandharipande
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractI will discuss the classical theory of algebraic curves. The topics will include:
divisors, Riemann-Roch, linear systems, differentials, Clifford's theorem,
curves on surfaces, singularities, curves in projective space, elliptic curves,
hyperelliptic curves, families of curves, moduli, and enumerative geometry.
There will be many examples and calculations.
Objective
ContentLecture homepage: https://metaphor.ethz.ch/x/2017/fs/401-4142-17L/
LiteratureForster, "Lectures on Riemann Surfaces"

Arbarello, Cornalba, Griffiths, Harris, "Geometry of Algebraic Curves"

Mumford, "Curves and their Jacobians"
Prerequisites / NoticeFor background, a semester course in algebraic geometry should be
sufficient (perhaps even if taken concurrently). You should know the definitions
of algebraic varieties and algebraic morphisms and their basic properties.