Math 213b - Harvard University - Spring 2001
- Your paper should present, in an expository way, a topic related to but
not covered in the course.
- - More advanced material,
- - a subject touched on in the course but not presented in depth, or
- - a subject used as background in the course that you would like to pursue in more detail
- are all suitable topics.
- Your paper should be about 10 typewritten (preferrably TeX'ed) pages
- A short paper showing you have understood a topic thoroughly is
- Try to make your treatment as concrete as possible -- include examples
as well as theory. The more focused the better.
Some Possible Topics
There is plenty of additional material in the books assigned for the course.
- The Uniformization theorem (Forster)
- Algebraic number fields, valuations, etc. (Lang)
- Hodge theory (Griffiths and Harris)
- Topics in algebraic curves (Griffith and Harris)
- Higher-dimensional varieties (Griffiths and Harris)
- Topics in hyperbolic geometry (Buser)
- Elliptic operators and distributions (Rudin)
- Belyi maps and dessins d'enfants (Schneps)
- Abelian varieties -- which complex tori are algebraic? (G&H)
- Papers are due by NOON on Monday, 14 May 2001. This deadline is firm!
- Please hand your paper into the mailbox marked "McMullen"
outside 325 SC.
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