Math 6421, Algebraic Geometry I, Fall 2015

Course information

Please read the syllabus carefully.

  • Instructor: Joe Rabinoff
  • Time: 11:05–11:55am, MWF
  • Location: Skiles 246
  • Prerequisite: Abstract algebra (4107/4108 or 6121)
  • Office: Skiles 221
  • Office hours: Mondays, 2–3pm; Tuesdays, 1–3pm; Wednesdays, 12–1pm; and by appointment

Texts and notes

Our primary texts will be Gathmann's notes and Fulton's book, available below.



  • R. Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry
  • I. R. Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry I
  • J. Harris, Algebraic Geometry
  • D. Mumford, The Red Book of Varieties and Schemes
  • J. Silverman, The Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves
  • M. F. Atiyah and I. G. MacDonald, An Introduction to Commutative Algebra

Homework assignments