Locally ringed spaces

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 1:00pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 269
School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech
I will discuss how various geometric categories (e.g. smooth manifolds, complex manifolds) can be be described in terms of locally ringed spaces. (A locally ringed space is a topological spaces endowed with a sheaf of rings whose stalks are local rings.) As an application of the notion of locally ringed space, I'll define what a scheme is.