Item description for Basic Algebraic Geometry 2: Schemes and Complex Manifolds by I. R. Shafarevich & M. Reid...
Overview Focuses on schemes, complex algebraic varieties and complex manifolds in the field of algebraic geometry. This volume is suitable for beginning graduate students in mathematics as well as in theoretical physics.
Publishers Description The second volume of Shafarevich's introductory book on algebraic varieties and complex manifolds. As with Volume 1, the author has revised the text and added new material, e.g. as a section on real algebraic curves. Although the material is more advanced than in Volume 1 the algebraic apparatus is kept to a minimum, making the book accessible to non-specialists. It can be read independently of Volume 1 and is suitable for beginning graduate students in mathematics as well as those in theoretical physics.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Mar 18, 1996
ISBN 3540575545 ISBN13 9783540575542
Reviews - What do customers think about Basic Algebraic Geometry 2: Schemes and Complex Manifolds?
Are you looking for literary criticism? It's a freaking math book! Feb 9, 2008
The first book in this two volume introduction to algebraic geometry was used as the primary textbook for my algebraic geometry class. It was amazing. Easily the most readable (oh, Hartshorne why are you so heartless?) of all the algebraic algebraic geometry I own (which is quite a few). I finally managed to secure the second volume after several fruitless searches and order cancellations (this site didn't have it in stock for months). Though I'm only starting to get into this one and am basing this recommendation mostly on my experience with the first volume, I still think that Shafarevich writes the most accessible introduction to schemes that I've ever read.
Was the book modified without modifying the index? Nov 28, 2005
Shafarevich explains mathematics well, but I find the index for this book extremely frustrating (I bought my copy in the 2005 Springer sale). I'm almost convinced that they forgot to modify the index after making modifications to the first edition.