Classical algebraic geometry : a modern view
 Author/Creator
 Dolgachev, I. (Igor V.)
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
 Physical description
 xii, 639 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 593619) and indexes.
 Contents

 Preface 1. Polarity 2. Conics and quadrics 3. Plane cubics 4. Determinantal equations 5. Theta characteristics 6. Plane quartics 7. Cremona transformations 8. Del Pezzo surfaces 9. Cubic surfaces 10. Geometry of lines Bibliography Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 Algebraic geometry has benefited enormously from the powerful general machinery developed in the latter half of the twentieth century. The cost has been that much of the research of previous generations is in a language unintelligible to modern workers, in particular, the rich legacy of classical algebraic geometry, such as plane algebraic curves of low degree, special algebraic surfaces, theta functions, Cremona transformations, the theory of apolarity and the geometry of lines in projective spaces. The author's contemporary approach makes this legacy accessible to modern algebraic geometers and to others who are interested in applying classical results. The vast bibliography of over 600 references is complemented by an array of exercises that extend or exemplify results given in the book.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Geometry, Algebraic.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2012
 Responsibility
 Igor V. Dolgachev.
 ISBN
 9781107017658
 1107017653