This book provides a quick access to computational tools for algebraic geometry, the mathematical discipline which handles solution sets of polynomial equations. Originating from a number of intense one week schools taught by the authors, the text is designed so as to provide a step by step introduction which enables the reader to get started with his own computational experiments right away. The authors present the basic concepts and ideas in a compact way.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 1450 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.
From the reviews:
"Algebraic geometry generally studies the properties of solution sets of systems of polynomial equations without direct reference to the actual polynomials used in these systems. ... This is especially desirable for classwork where the development of the abstract machinery generally outlasts the patience of the students, except possibly the most motivated ones. ... However, the book can ... be used in an introductory algebraic geometry course where the students will have the advantage of experimenting with examples as their knowledge grows." (A. Sinan Sertoez, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2007 b)