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Algebraic Geometry: Advanced Methods
(dt. Algebraische Geometrie: Weiterführende Methoden)

Level, degree of commitment Specialization module, depends on importing study program
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (4 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
270 hours (90 h attendance, 180 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Course requirement(s): Written or oral examination
Examination type: Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises.
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program M.Sc. Mathematics.
Subject, Origin Mathematics, M.Sc. Mathematics
One semester,
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Sönke Rollenske


Basic characteristics of algebraic varieties and morphisms are studied, including Zariski topology, dimension and regularity. The general techniques are illustrated on a representative class of examples, e.g. curves.

This module builds on the techniques learned in the Commutative Algebra course to provide a deeper insight into algebraic geometry.

Qualification Goals

Students can

  • to capture the basic characteristics of affine algebraic and projective varieties,
  • learn about the interaction of abstract methods and results of commutative algebra and geometric intuition.

They deepen

  • the practice of mathematical working methods (development of mathematical intuition and its formal justification, training of the ability to abstract, proof techniques),
  • in the exercises, their oral communication skills through discussion and free speech in front of an audience.


Translation is missing. Here is the German original:

Keine. Empfohlen werden die Kompetenzen, die in den Basismodulen und den Modulen Algebra und Kommutative Algebra vermittelt werden. Vorkenntnisse aus den Bereichen Differentialgeometrie, Zahlentheorie oder Topologie sind hilfreich.

Recommended Reading

  • Görtz, Ulrich; Wedhorn, Torsten Algebraic geometry I., Vieweg + Teubner, Wiesbaden, 2010.
  • Liu, Qing Algebraic geometry and arithmetic curves, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002.
  • Perrin, Daniel Algebraic geometry. An introduction., Universitext. Springer-Verlag London, 2008.

Please note:

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