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Complete scans of all volumes of SGA with the exception of SGA 5 which is here, Algébrique (FGA) – A collection of Grothendieck’s Bourbaki Seminar exposés. book “Revetements Etales et Groupe Fondamental”, Lecture Notes in Mathematics, , Springer-Verlag, , by Alexander Grothendieck et al. In French. Préfaisceaux, par A. Grothendieck et J.-L. Verdier: (original, réédition); Topologies et faisceaux, par J.-L. Verdier: (original, réédition); Fonctorialité des.

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So my recommendation is: And even writing “flavor” in the singular is silly: I’d say a third of my grothndieck have a good facility with EGA and possibly parts of SGA, and the rest wouldn’t have looked at them; it depends on what they think about. Post as a guest Name. I have examined all these books for learning Ag such as Hartshorne’s book but in eventually I learned almost nothing from these books grothejdieck I had to try other books which are written in the field of algebraic geometry, but unfortunately these books also had the same result as Hartshorne’s book.

At the time I write this, there are a number of wise words already written here, so I’ll add just incremental thoughts. But in my experience this is much easier than reading or speaking French in any serious way, if you disregard the difficulties inherent in the mathematics.

I just would like to draw your attention to what Luc Illusie, illustrious student of Grothendieck, said to Spencer Bloch in a sgga recently published in the Notices of the AMS: Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policygroghendieck that your grthendieck use of the website is subject to these policies.

After a dispute with Springer, Grothendieck refused the permission for reprints of the series.

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This site is running on Instiki 0. And then they usually prefer EGA to other expository books. Relatively few successful practicing researchers hold these views, but I have heard them expressed more than once by younger people.


Griffith and Harris or Gunning’s books Something from an arithmetic point of view e. They can still be found in large math libraries, but distribution was limited. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

The published part of EGA is in Publ. He told me not to be absurd, that I should just learn techniques as I needed them for grothendeick. MathOverflow works best with JavaScript enabled. I read parts of 4.

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By themselves, they are not likely for most people to provide the inspiration for new results. First you skim the subjects to have a general idea and to orient yourself. Some book about curves my preference is ACGH, but there are grothehdieck options some book about surfaces e. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. The rules were being written, and these were never intended to be final drafts; witness the constant revisions to EGA, as the authors keep going back to improve what came before.

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However, as the title suggests, these books are in french. The job of typesetting the text anew and proofreading it was then distributed among dozens of volunteers most of them junior French mathematicians, because of the required fluency in French and knowledge of algebraic geometrystarting with SGA1 in late But you have to be thinking about certain kind of problems, and your mind must work in a certain way.

I needed some facts concerning differential operators for my PhD thesis. Moreover, an attempt was made to achieve maximally general statements, while assuming that the reader is aware of the motivations and concrete examples. Sign up using Email and Password. Dear Ravi, your sentence Some will read them later for “pleasure”, like reading the classics is very unexpected, profound and thought-provoking.

In the s it became obvious that the lack of availability of the SGA was becoming more and more of a problem to researchers and graduate students in algebraic geometry: The seminar notes were eventually published in twelve volumes, all except one in the Springer Lecture Notes in Mathematics series.


Opening a volume and reading a sub-paragraph from the middle can be difficult because of all the back-references, but reading linearly can be very pleasant and rewarding. You can find a handful of abortive attempts at translating EGA around the internet.

I think EGAs and SGAs are not useful for “students of today” but they are indispensable for “researchers of today”, and “tomorrow”. I haven’t seen one that made it past the first few sections.

But this is less true than a generation ago. Deligne once looked at a paper of mine and said “you’d better not assume Noetherian gtothendieck this lemma or there will be problems later”. Certainly Griffiths and Harris for grothrndieck very basics, but then Grothendiekc to SGA typically mean the later, revised editions and not the original fascicles; some of the originals were labelled by capital letters, thus for example S.

You will have to read papers by Deligne, Serre and other inescapable members of the French school; most of these have not been translated. For reading EGA the most precious and rich sources not only in the context of algebraic geometry but throughout all of mathematics first you need to learn a little French language.

You have more separation axioms then Dewey numbers. These volumes and a list is given below were among his many works attempting to build the foundations for algebraic geometry in the language of schemes. We plan to list here the grand plan and some remarks and links.

Email Required, but never shown. Instead, each statement was small and trivial, yet they inexorably added up to something incredibly powerful. Though he had a clear general picture, it was easy to go astray.

I’m not sure what text one would begin with to learn these methods.