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By Francis Borceux

This is a unified therapy of some of the algebraic ways to geometric areas. The research of algebraic curves within the advanced projective airplane is the normal hyperlink among linear geometry at an undergraduate point and algebraic geometry at a graduate point, and it's also a big subject in geometric functions, comparable to cryptography.

380 years in the past, the paintings of Fermat and Descartes led us to review geometric difficulties utilizing coordinates and equations. at the present time, this can be the most well-liked approach of dealing with geometrical difficulties. Linear algebra offers a good instrument for learning all of the first measure (lines, planes) and moment measure (ellipses, hyperboloids) geometric figures, within the affine, the Euclidean, the Hermitian and the projective contexts. yet fresh functions of arithmetic, like cryptography, desire those notions not just in actual or advanced instances, but additionally in additional common settings, like in areas built on finite fields. and naturally, why now not additionally flip our consciousness to geometric figures of upper levels? in addition to the entire linear facets of geometry of their such a lot common atmosphere, this ebook additionally describes necessary algebraic instruments for learning curves of arbitrary measure and investigates effects as complex because the Bezout theorem, the Cramer paradox, topological crew of a cubic, rational curves etc.

Hence the booklet is of curiosity for all those that need to train or examine linear geometry: affine, Euclidean, Hermitian, projective; it's also of serious curiosity to those that don't need to limit themselves to the undergraduate point of geometric figures of measure one or two.

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