What is the Genus?

  • Patrick Popescu-Pampu

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 2162)

Also part of the History of Mathematics Subseries book sub series (HISTORYMS, volume 2162)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Algebraic Curves

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About this book

Introduction

Exploring several of the evolutionary branches of the mathematical notion of genus, this book traces the idea from its prehistory in problems of integration, through algebraic curves and their associated Riemann surfaces, into algebraic surfaces, and finally into higher dimensions. Its importance in analysis, algebraic geometry, number theory and topology is emphasized through many theorems. Almost every chapter is organized around excerpts from a research paper in which a new perspective was brought on the genus or on one of the objects to which this notion applies. The author was motivated by the belief that a subject may best be understood and communicated by studying its broad lines of development, feeling the way one arrives at the definitions of its fundamental notions, and appreciating the amount of effort spent in order to explore its phenomena.

Keywords

01A05, 14-03, 30-03, 55-03 Genus Riemann surfaces Algebraic varieties Homology Riemann-Roch theorem

Authors and affiliations

  • Patrick Popescu-Pampu
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  1. 1.UFR de MathématiquesUniversitè Lille 1Villeneuve d’AscqFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42312-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42311-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42312-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8434
  • Series Online ISSN 1617-9692
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