# Mastermath Algebraic Geometry, Spring 2011

## Virtual class

To contribute to innovation in the Netherlands (so direly needed,
according to our lousy government which takes money from NWO and gives
it to companies that give large bonuses to lousy people that can only
be motivated by such things (schoftentuig! as Wim de Bie calls them)),
we have set up
a virtual class.
This will be our main tool for
communication during the course. Therefore, all participants are
required to register.
Go here, then click on
`Student's area', and register in our class (the language should be
set on english). The requested password can be obtained from the
instructors and will be given at the lectures. Choose your own login
name and personal password and give your email address (this
is **not** optional for this class). You will be able to see your
scores for the homework there. Once you are registered you can enter
the class, with your chosen login and password.
## Syllabus

The course will follow the syllabus, at the pace
of one lecture per week. For a description of the course, see the
syllabus.
## Instructors

The lectures are given by:
Bas Edixhoven (edix (at) math (dot) leidenuniv (dot) nl)
The problem sessions are given by:

- Ariyan Javanpeykar (ajavanp (at) math (dot) leidenuniv (dot) nl)
- Samuele Anni (sanni (at) math (dot) leidenuniv (dot) nl)
- Jan Rozendaal (jrozenda (at) math (dot) leidenuniv (dot) nl)

## Homework

Every week during the lecture some homework will be
assigned. This homework has to be handed in the next week before the
start of the lecture. While cooperation is encouraged when thinking
about the problems, we require students to write up and hand in the
homework individually. Copying from others is not cooperation and will
not be condoned. Homework exercises will be corrected and marked
**pass (1)** or **fail (0)**. Late homework is **not**
accepted. Each student can see her/his total score in the virtual
class; you need 7 or more to be admitted to the oral exam.
## Problem sessions

During the problem sessions students are expected to work on the
exercises in the syllabus at the end of each lecture. The instructors
will be available for answering questions on the exercises and on the
lectures. They also return graded homework with the necessary
feedback.
## Exam

At the end of the course, each student is required to take an oral
exam. The place (at UvA, because of mastermath regulations). The oral
exams take place on June 29 and 30, and July 1. On the exam, students
will be questioned about the homework exercises. In order to be
admitted into the exam, a student has to pass at least 7 of the
homework sets. Questions may be asked about all the homework
exercises, not just those for which the student has received a pass.

Bas Edixhoven <edix@math.leidenuniv.nl>
Last modified: Wed Apr 27 20:22:33 CEST 2011