Contemporary Mathematics 1994; 410 pp; softcover Volume: 162 ISBN10: 0821851799 ISBN13: 9780821851791 List Price: US$50 Member Price: US$40 Order Code: CONM/162
 This volume contains the proceedings of the Algebraic Geometry Conference on Classification of Algebraic Varieties, held in May 1992 at the University of L'Aquila in Italy. The papers discuss a wide variety of problems that illustrate interactions between algebraic geometry and other branches of mathematics. Among the topics covered are algebraic curve theory, algebraic surface theory, the theory of minimal models, braid groups and the topology of algebraic varieties, toric varieties, CalabiYau threefolds, enumerative formulas, and generalizations of Kähler differential geometry. In addition to algebraic geometers, theoretical physicists in some areas will find this book useful. The book is also suitable for an advanced graduate course in algebraic geometry, as it provides an overview of some areas of current research. Readership Advanced graduate students in algebraic geometry, algebraic geometers, and theoretical physicists. Table of Contents  A. Alzati and G. Pirola  On curves in \(\mathrm {C}^{(2)}\) generating proper abelian subvarieties of J(C)
 L. Bǎdescu  Lefschetz type results for proper intersections
 M. C. Beltrametti and A. J. Sommese  Some effects of the spectral values on reductions
 G. Bolondi  Surfaces in \({\mathbf P}^4\) and deficiency modules
 F. Campana  The class \(\mathcal C\) is not stable by small deformations. II
 F. Catanese, P. Cragnolini, and P. Oliverio  Surfaces with \(K^2=\chi =2\) and special nets of quadrics in \(3\)space
 C. Ciliberto and G. v. d. Geer  Nonisomorphic curves of genus four with isomorphic ( nonpolarized) jacobians
 B. Fantechi  Deformations of symmetric products of curves
 H. Flenner and M. Zaidenberg  \({\mathbb Q}\)acyclic surfaces and their deformations
 A. Grassi  On a question of J. Kollár
 P. Ionescu and M. Toma  Boundedness for some special families of embedded manifolds
 K. Jaczewski  Generalized Euler sequence and toric varieties
 S. L. Kleiman  A generalized TeissierPlücker formula
 J. Kollár  Log surfaces of general type; some conjectures
 A. Lanteri, M. Palleschi, and A. J. Sommese  On triple covers of \({\mathbf P}^n\) as very ample divisors
 R. Miranda  Component numbers for torsion sections of semistable elliptic surfaces
 B. Moishezon and M. Teicher  Braid group techniques in complex geometry III: Projective degeneration of \(V_3\)
 B. Moishezon and M. Teicher  Braid group techniques in complex geometry IV: Braid monodromy of the branch curve \(S_3\) of \(V_3\rightarrow {\mathbb C}{\mathbb P}^2\) and application to \(\Pi _1({\mathbb C}{\mathbb P}^2S_3,\ast )\)
 F. Sakai  On the irregularity of cyclic coverings of the projective plane
 P. SwinnertonDyer  Counting rational points on cubic surfaces
 J. Wahl  MiyaokaYau inequality for normal surfaces and local analogues
 P. M. H. Wilson  Minimal models of CalabiYau threefolds
