Plane Algebraic Curves: Translated by John Stillwell (Modern by Egbert Brieskorn,Horst Knörrer,John Stillwell

By Egbert Brieskorn,Horst Knörrer,John Stillwell

In a close and complete creation to the speculation of airplane algebraic curves, the authors learn this classical region of arithmetic that either figured prominently in old Greek stories and continues to be a resource of concept and a topic of study to today. bobbing up from notes for a path given on the college of Bonn in Germany, “Plane Algebraic Curves” displays the authorsʼ crisis for the scholar viewers via its emphasis on motivation, improvement of mind's eye, and figuring out of easy principles. As classical gadgets, curves might be considered from many angles. this article additionally presents a origin for the comprehension and exploration of recent paintings on singularities.


In the 1st bankruptcy one unearths many specified curves with very appealing geometric shows ‒ the wealth of illustrations is a particular attribute of this ebook ‒ and an creation to projective geometry (over the advanced numbers). within the moment bankruptcy one unearths a very easy facts of Bezout’s theorem and a close dialogue of cubics. the center of this ebook ‒ and the way else may perhaps or not it's with the 1st writer ‒ is the bankruptcy at the answer of singularities (always over the complicated numbers).  (…) specifically amazing is the outlook to extra paintings at the themes mentioned, with a number of references to the literature. Many examples around off this profitable illustration of a classical and but nonetheless a great deal alive topic.

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