Amod Agashe

This is the webpage for my project on writing an online book tentatively titled "A motivated introduction to algebraic geometry". It will be based on a graduate course that I taught at Florida State University, whose goal is to introduce the language and techniques of varieties and schemes, and some major results (in particular Serre duality) with good motivation and assuming minimial background. The prerequisites are just a one to two semester graduate algebra sequence (groups, rings, ideals, modules; no field theory needed); in particular I do not require the reader to have taken a course in commutative algebra. For now, you may view the notes taken by students so far (note: I have not proofread them, and they will certainly need some corrections and expansion) on the course webpage.