
IAS/Park City Mathematics Series 1997; 340 pp; softcover Volume: 3 ISBN10: 0821811452 ISBN13: 9780821811450 List Price: US$60 Member Price: US$48 Order Code: PCMS/3.S See also: Analytic and Algebraic Geometry: Common Problems, Different Methods  Jeffery McNeal and Mircea Mustata  This volume contains the lectures presented at the third Regional Geometry Institute at Park City in 1993. The lectures provide an introduction to the subject, complex algebraic geometry, making the book suitable as a text for second and thirdyear graduate students. The book deals with topics in algebraic geometry where one can reach the level of current research while starting with the basics. Topics covered include the theory of surfaces from the viewpoint of recent higherdimensional developments, providing an excellent introduction to more advanced topics such as the minimal model program. Also included is an introduction to Hodge theory and intersection homology based on the simple topological ideas of Lefschetz and an overview of the recent interactions between algebraic geometry and theoretical physics, which involve mirror symmetry and string theory. Titles in this series are copublished with the Institute for Advanced Study/Park City Mathematics Institute. Members of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) receive a 20% discount from list price. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in algebraic geometry, and theoretical physicists interested in mirror symmetry and string theory. 


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