11 Facts About Algebraic geometry


Algebraic geometry is a branch of mathematics, classically studying zeros of multivariate polynomials.

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Fundamental objects of study in algebraic geometry are algebraic varieties, which are geometric manifestations of solutions of systems of polynomial equations.

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Algebraic geometry occupies a central place in modern mathematics and has multiple conceptual connections with such diverse fields as complex analysis, topology and number theory.

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One key achievement of this abstract algebraic geometry is Grothendieck's scheme theory which allows one to use sheaf theory to study algebraic varieties in a way which is very similar to its use in the study of differential and analytic manifolds.

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Real algebraic geometry is the study of the real points of algebraic varieties.

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One of the challenging problems of real algebraic geometry is the unsolved Hilbert's sixteenth problem: Decide which respective positions are possible for the ovals of a nonsingular plane curve of degree 8.

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One may date the origin of computational algebraic geometry to meeting EUROSAM'79 held at Marseille, France, in June 1979.

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Main algorithms of real algebraic geometry which solve a problem solved by CAD are related to the topology of semi-algebraic sets.

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Algebraic geometry'saves can be furthermore generalized to stacks in the sense of Grothendieck, usually with some additional representability conditions leading to Artin stacks and, even finer, Deligne–Mumford stacks, both often called algebraic stacks.

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However, by the end of the 18th century, most of the algebraic character of coordinate geometry was subsumed by the calculus of infinitesimals of Lagrange and Euler.

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Algebraic geometry now finds applications in statistics, control theory, robotics, error-correcting codes, phylogenetics and geometric modelling.

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