Algebraic surface

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An algebraic surface over a field is a two dimensional algebraic variety over this field.




The Picard group and intersection theory

  • intersection product
  • various forms of Riemann Roch
  • kodaira dimension

Negative Kodaira dimension

Kodaira dimension 0

Kodaira dimension 1

General type

Positive characteristics


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