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Tamás Szamuely
Rényi Institute & Central European University, Budapest
Reference #


Posted date
2017-07-05 11:41:23
Revised date
2017-07-06 12:41:57
Notes type
   Standard Course Offering
   Topics Course
      Group Theory
      Algebraic Geometry

Lectures on linear algebraic groups

This is a quick introduction to the main structural results for affine algebraic groups over algebraically closed fields with full proofs but assuming only a very modest background. The necessary techniques from algebraic geometry are developed from scratch along the way.

Course Notes and Supplementary Material (PDF format)

TypeFile (Size)Date
Course notes v1 PDF (500K) 07/05/17