Algebraic Geometry II - Toric Varieties (Math 232br)
Instructor: Carl Mautner
Meeting time: 2:30 on TTh in Science Center 411.
Office hours/problem sessions: TBA
Course Description: In this class we will study toric varieties as a rich class of examples with which to deepen our understanding of algebraic geometry. Along the way we will explore connections with combinatorics, symplectic geometry, topology and geometric invariant theory.
Texts: I plan to mainly follow the text of Cox, Little and Schenck. Other good resources include Fulton's book and the notes of Proudfoot. Both [Cox-Little-Schenck] and [Fulton] will be on reserve at the Cabot Library.
Prerequisites: 232a or some previous experience with algebraic geometry.
Homework and grading: I expect to assign approximately two short problems each class due one week later. Grades (for those who need them) will be based entirely on homework.
First batch (assigned between Jan. 22 and Feb. 12)
Second batch (Feb. 14 - Mar. 14)
Third batch (Mar. 26 - ...)
Collaboration: You are encouraged to discuss homework problems with other students. The final write-up of any solution, however, should be your own. Copying other students' solutions is not allowed.