Intersection thought has performed a critical function in arithmetic, from the traditional origins of algebraic geometry within the suggestions of polynomial equations to the triumphs of algebraic geometry over the past centuries. This booklet develops the principles of the speculation and exhibits the variety of classical and glossy purposes. The hardcover variation got the celebrated Steele Prize in 1996 for most sensible exposition.
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