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  Alexey Gorodentsev's
(current version, Fall 2017)

Lecture Notes
Home Tasks
Marking Rules

This is the current working version of the course. It is updated during the term-time. You can also look at the old stable version of this course (unchanged after 2009). Besides my own
lecture notes, which will appear as far as will be ready, I recomend the following textbooks:

  1. A.L.Gorodentsev, Algebraic Geometry. A Start Up Cource, MCCME. You can download release Feb. 16, 2004, size: 825 kB or release Aug. 28, 2006, size: 896 kB.
  2. A.L.Gorodentsev, Algebra I. Textbook for Students of Mathematics. Springer, Ch. 11.
  3. A.L.Gorodentsev, Algebra II. Textbook for Students of Mathematics. Springer, Ch. 1, 2, 10, 11, 12.
  4. J.Harris, Algebraic Geometry. A First Course, Springer.
  5. M.Reid, Undergraduate algebraic geometry, CUP.

Lecture Notes

All currently available lectures via one file (PDF, 1.3 Mb, updated 2017.11.24). .

Home Tasks

The problems are either obligatory or honorary (optional). The obligatory problems are those not marked with stars from the tasks numbered by integers. The problems marked with stars and all problems from the tasks numbered by non-integers (e.g., 2½) are honorary. The maximal final mark «A» (or 10 for the HSE students) can be achieved without solving the honorary problems.

Marking rules

Let H and E be the total amounts of problems you have solved among the Home Tasks and during the Written Exam, both computed as percentage [total number of solved problems]:[total number of obligatory problems] (this may be >100 if you solved honorary problems). To get the marks «A», «B», «C» it is enough to have H+E equal to at least 140, 90, 40 respectively. For the HSE students, the final mark equals min(140,H+E)/14.