Introduction to Arithmetic Geometry

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Frontispiece of the 1670 edition of Diophantus' Arithmetica. The 1670 edition reproduces notes and observations that Pierre de Fermat wrote in the margins of the 1621 first printed edition. (This image is in the public domain.)


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Fall 2013



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This course is an introduction to arithmetic geometry, a subject that lies at the intersection of algebraic geometry and number theory. Its primary motivation is the study of classical Diophantine problems from the modern perspective of algebraic geometry.

Andrew Sutherland. 18.782 Introduction to Arithmetic Geometry, Fall 2013. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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