Description:
Algorithms for solving systems of nonlinear equations; applications in geometry, algebra, and other areas; Gröbner basis methods. A suitable software package (e.g. CoCoA, Macaulay2, Singular, Sage) will be used to explore applications.
Prerequisite:
MATH210*
Instructor:
Gregory G. Smith (512 Jeffery Hall, 533-2438, ggsmith@mast.queensu.ca)
Office Hours/Tutorials:

Wednesday, 14:30-15:30 in 201 Jeffery Hall
Thursday, 14:30-15:30 in 201 Jeffery Hall
Lectures:
(slot 014)
Tuesday, 11:30-12:30 in 115 Jeffery Hall
Wednesday, 13:30-14:30 in 115 Jeffery Hall
Friday, 12:30-13:30 in 115 Jeffery Hall
Primary Reference:

[IVA]
David A. Cox, John B. Little, and Don O'Shea, Ideals, Varieties, and Algorithms, third edition, Springer, 2007 ISBN 978-0-387-35650-1
Secondary References:

Brendan Hassett, Introduction to Algebraic Geometry, Cambridge University Press, 2007 ISBN 978-0-521-69141-3

David A. Cox, John B. Little, and Don O'Shea, Using Algebraic Geometry, GTM 185, Springer, 2005 ISBN 978-0-387-20733-9