**Translations of Mathematical Monographs**

1994;
246 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 14;
Secondary 13

**Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-0918-1
Product Code: MMONO/136.S**

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# Algebraic Geometry

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*Masayoshi Miyanishi*

Students often find, in setting out to study algebraic geometry, that most of the serious textbooks on the subject require knowledge of ring theory, field theory, local rings and transcendental field extensions, and even sheaf theory. Often the expected background goes well beyond college mathematics. This book, aimed at senior undergraduates and graduate students, grew out of Miyanishi's attempt to lead students to an understanding of algebraic surfaces while presenting the necessary background along the way. Originally published in the Japanese in 1990, it presents a self-contained introduction to the fundamentals of algebraic geometry. This book begins with background on commutative algebras, sheaf theory, and related cohomology theory. The next part introduces schemes and algebraic varieties, the basic language of algebraic geometry. The last section brings readers to a point at which they can start to learn about the classification of algebraic surfaces.

#### Readership

Senior undergraduates and graduate students.

#### Reviews & Endorsements

The exposition of the subject is self-contained and aims at graduate students who have no prior knowledge of the subject. Actually, a reader with only a basic knowledge of algebra may use this book to learn the language and foundations of algebraic geometry and subsequently may enjoy making first steps towards exploring the geometry of surfaces.

-- Mathematical Reviews