MATH5765 is a course for honours and postgraduate coursework students. See the course overview below.

Units of credit: 6

Prerequisites: Nil

Cycle of offering: Course not offered every year.

Graduate attributes: The course will enhance your research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities.

More information: The Course outline will be made available closer to the start of term - please visit this website:  www.unsw.edu.au/course-outlines

The Course outline will be made available closer to the term of offering.

Important additional information as of 2023

UNSW Plagiarism Policy

The University requires all students to be aware of its policy on plagiarism.

For courses convened by the School of Mathematics and Statistics no assistance using generative AI software is allowed unless specifically referred to in the individual assessment tasks.

If its use is detected in the no assistance case, it will be regarded as serious academic misconduct and subject to the standard penalties, which may include 00FL, suspension and exclusion.

The online handbook entry contains information about the course. The timetable is only up-to-date if the course is being offered this year.

If you are currently enrolled in MATH5765, you can log into UNSW Moodle for this course.

Course overview

In first year algebra, one learns of the interplay between the algebra of solving linear equations, and the geometry of lines and planes. Solving higher degree polynomials is far more complicated and leads to the study of algebraic geometry. This intensely rich field of mathematics has numerous interconnections with complex analysis, algebra, number theory and of course, geometry in general. This course will be a basic introduction to the theory.