By B. R. Tennison

ISBN-10: 0521207843

ISBN-13: 9780521207843

Sheaf thought offers a method of discussing many various different types of geometric items in appreciate of the relationship among their neighborhood and worldwide houses. It reveals its major functions in topology and glossy algebraic geometry the place it's been used as a device for fixing, with nice luck, numerous long-standing difficulties. this article is predicated on a lecture path for graduate natural mathematicians which builds up adequate of the principles of sheaf concept to provide a huge definition of manifold, masking as designated circumstances the algebraic geometer's schemes in addition to the topological, differentiable and analytic varieties, and to outline sheaf cohomology for program to such items. workouts are supplied on the finish of every bankruptcy and at a number of locations within the textual content. tricks and recommendations to a couple of them are given on the finish of the booklet.