Expository Lecture s

from th e CBM S Regional Conferenc e

held a t th e Universit y o f Georgi a

May 7-12, 1979

1980 Mathematics Subject Classification. Primar y 14H40, 14-02, 32G99 , 32-02 .

Library of Congres s Cataloging in Publication Data

Griffiths, Phillip , 1938-

An introduction t o th e theory o f specia l divisor s o n algebraic curves.

(Regional conferenc e serie s in mathematics; no. 44)

Bibliography: p .

1. Curves , Algebraic. 2 . Diviso r theory. I . Title . II . Series .

QAl.R33no.44 [QA565 ] 510s [516.3'5] 80-16415

ISBN 0-8218-1694-2

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