Math 130a  
Algebraic
Geometry 

Fall 201011  

Instructor: Susama Agarwala, Sloan 276, 6263954347, susama@caltech.edu Grader: Michel van Garrel, Sloan 360,
garrel@caltech.edu 



The course will follow Chapter
2 of Hartshorne's book with an emphasis on category theory. The course will start with a quick lesson in the basics of category theory, and cover sheaves, schemes and divisors. Sheaf cohomology will be covered if time permits. 

There will be one homework assignment per topic covered in class. It will be assigned on the first day of the topic, and will be due 2 weeks after the date assigned. Homeworks will be checked for completeness. Complete solutions will be poseted on the website. 

Text: Algebraic Geometry, Robert Hartshorne, ISBN: 0387902449 Recommended text: Category theory for working mathematicians, Maclane, S. ISBN: 1441931236 






