Last update: 21 June 2013
These notes are based on lectures given at the University of Sussex in 1964-65. Their aim was to provide an introduction to the language of schemes, for an audience consisting largely of classical geometers, but in fact they cover little more than the basic local theory. In principle, nothing is assumed of the reader beyond elementary notions of algebra and topology.
I am indebted to Dr. J. A. Tyrrell of King's College, London, for assistance in preparing these notes for publication.
This is a typed excerpt of the book "Algebraic Geometry: Introduction to Schemes - I.G. Macdonald".