This graduate course is being cotaught by Luis Garcia and Frank Sottile.
Frank will lecture the first six weeks (until 23 February) and
Luis will lecture the remainder of the term, with some guest lectures
by Sottile and others later in the term. This page is Sottile's Home page for
the course.
Course Announcement.
Office: Milner 303
Telephone: 8454169 Email: sottile"at"math.tamu.edu WWW: www.math.tamu.edu/~sottile Travel Schedule Weekly schedule Frank has no scheduled office hours. Schedule an appointment with him or drop by his office when his door is open. 

Notes for the course:
First few lectures
Appendix on Algebra. Frank does welcome suggestions and comments on these notes. Some Older notes of Frank's. 

Lectures: MWF 9:10  10:00 AM in Blocker 155.  
Recommended Texts:
Some of the matrial in the course is found in (parts of) the following
four books.


Course webpage: www.math.tamu.edu/~sottile/teaching/07.1/689.html 
The purpose of this Spring 2007 course will be to give students an introduction to the applicable side of algebraic geometry. We will see the basic concepts of commutative algebra and algebraic geometry that will be assumed prerequisites for the summer school. This course may also be used as preparation for the more comprehensive algebraic geometry course that may be offered next year. Along the way, we will show how some tools from commutative algebra and algebraic geometry can be used to solve systems of polynomial equations, you will see many fundamental classes of varieties that arise in algebraic geometry, and you will be exposed to some of these new applications of algebraic geometry.


Grading There will be two or three problem sets collected and graded during the term, and all students will make a presentation in the last few weeks on some additional topic. We will discuss this later in the course. 