An accessible text introducing algebraic geometry and algebraic groups at advanced undergraduate and early graduate level, this book develops the language of algebraic geometry from scratch and uses it to set up the theory of affine algebraic geometries from first principles. Building on the background material from algebraic geometry and algebraic groups, the text provides an introduction to more advanced and specialised material. An example is the representation theory of finite groups and Lie type. The text covers the conjugacy of borel subgroups and maximal tori, the theory of algebraic groups with a BN-pair, a thorough treatment of Frobenius maps on affine varieties and algebraic groups, zeta functions, and Lefschetz numbers for varieties over finite fields. Experts in the field will enjoy some of the new proofs. The text uses algebraic groups as the main examples, including worked out examples, instructuve exercises, as well as bibliographical and historical remarks.
|Place of Publication||New York, NY, USA|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||307|
|ISBN (Print)||0198528310, 978-0198528319 |
|Publication status||Published - 15 Jan 2004|
|Name||Oxford Graduate Texts in Mathematics|