Basic Algebraic Geometry, Volume 2

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The second volume of Shafarevich's introductory book on algebraic varieties and complex manifolds. As with Volume 1, the author has revised the text and added new material, e.g. as a section on real algebraic curves. Although the material is more advanced than in Volume 1 the algebraic apparatus is kept to a minimum, making the book accessible to non-specialists. It can be read independently of Volume 1 and is suitable for beginning graduate students in mathematics as well as those in theoretical physics.

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Contents

Fundamental Concepts
3
2 Closed Subsets of Affine Spaces
14
3 Rational Functions
22
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About the author (1977)

Igor Rostislavovich Shafarevich was born in Zhitomir, Ukraine on June 3, 1923. He graduated from Moscow State University with a specialty in astronomy. He taught at Moscow State University for more than 30 years. He was an internationally renowned mathematician who played a central role in the anti-Soviet dissident movement during the Cold War. His textbooks on algebraic geometry were translated into English and regarded as classics in the field. He also wrote The Socialist Phenomenon and contributed essays to From Under the Rubble. He died on February 19, 2017 at the age of 93.

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