# Category Archives: Algebraic Geometry

## Mathematics from arts?

In which I write about the wonderful mathematics that I learned inspired by a graphics design student I met at a Halloween party.

## What is an Infinitesimal?

A guest post from Reginald Anderson at Kansas State University. First-time learners of calculus often struggle with the notion of an infinitesimal, and considering $\frac{dy}{dx}$ literally as a fraction can lead students astray in Calculus III and differential equations, when … Continue reading

I was trying to prove a theorem in algebraic geometry which basically held if and only if this lemma held. Here’s the lemma: Lemma: Given any ring $A$, a prime ideal $\mathfrak{p} \subset A$, and a finite collection of ideals … Continue reading