Algebraic Functions and Projective Curves

  • David M. Goldschmidt

Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 215)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 164-185

About this book


This book provides a self-contained exposition of the theory of algebraic curves without requiring any of the prerequisites of modern algebraic geometry. The self-contained treatment makes this important and mathematically central subject accessible to non-specialists. At the same time, specialists in the field may be interested to discover several unusual topics. Among these are Tates theory of residues, higher derivatives and Weierstrass points in characteristic p, the Stöhr--Voloch proof of the Riemann hypothesis, and a treatment of inseparable residue field extensions. Although the exposition is based on the theory of function fields in one variable, the book is unusual in that it also covers projective curves, including singularities and a section on plane curves.
David Goldschmidt has served as the Director of the Center for Communications Research since 1991. Prior to that he was Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley.


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Authors and affiliations

  • David M. Goldschmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.IDA Center for Communications Research—PrincetonPrincetionUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-2995-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-22445-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0072-5285
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5612
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