Hindustan Book Agency 2001; 335 pp; hardcover ISBN10: 8185931275 ISBN13: 9788185931272 List Price: US$42 Member Price: US$33.60 Order Code: HIN/7
 This volume offers a nearly selfcontained introduction to some of the basic concepts of algebraic geometry. Prerequisites have been kept to a minimum in order to examine the following areas and some of their standard applications: Bézout's Theorem, the Fundamental Theorem of Projective Geometry, and Zariski's Main Theorem. The exposition is modern, but in the language of "varieties", rather than that of "schemes", making it more accessible to the nonexpert. There is extensive coverage of plane curves, including elliptic curves and complex tori, moduli questions, and applications to cryptology. A publication of Hindustan Book Agency; distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society. Maximum discount of 20% for all commercial channels. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in algebraic geometry. Table of Contents  Commutative algebra
 Affine varieties
 Projective varieties
 Nonsingular varieties
 Plane curves
 Zariski's main theorem
 Bibliography
 Index
 Glossary
