# Algebraic Geometry I: Complex Projective Varieties by David Mumford

By David Mumford

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From the reports: "Although a number of textbooks on smooth algebraic geometry were released meanwhile, Mumford's "Volume I" is, including its predecessor the crimson booklet of sorts and schemes, now as prior to probably the most very good and profound primers of contemporary algebraic geometry. either books are only actual classics!

This is often an creation to geometric algebra, an alternative choice to conventional vector algebra that expands on it in ways:

1. as well as scalars and vectors, it defines new gadgets representing subspaces of any dimension.

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This method used to be invented by way of William Clifford and is more often than not often called Clifford algebra. it really is really older than the vector algebra that we use at the present time (due to Gibbs) and comprises it as a subset. through the years, a variety of elements of Clifford algebra were reinvented independently by means of many of us who chanced on they wanted it, usually now not knowing that every one these components belonged in a single procedure. this means that Clifford had the best concept, and that geometric algebra, no longer the lowered model we use at the present time, merits to be the traditional "vector algebra. " My target in those notes is to explain geometric algebra from that perspective and illustrate its usefulness. The notes are paintings in development; i will retain including new themes as I examine them myself.

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