We have developed the theory of affine and projective varieties separately. We now introduce the concept of a quasi-projective variety, a term that encompasses both cases. More than just a convenience, the notion of a quasi-projective variety will eventually allow us to think of an algebraic variety as an intrinsically defined geometric object, free from any particular embedding in affine or projective space.
KeywordsProjective Space Algebraic Variety Projective Variety Regular Function Affine Space
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