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- Mar 10, 2012

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My masters thesis is on the subject of tensegreties (Most likely you don't know what that means.) Their study requires familiarity with Algebraic Geometry. I have no background in AG.

I need to understand this paper:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B77QF0wgZJZ7d2g2S3g1RVlQOE0/edit

Proposition 3.2 in the paper uses concept of an 'algebraic set', 'path selection results from AG' and 'curve selection result due to Milnor'.

At this point I have no idea what these are.

I have good understanding of UG algebra (esp groups and fields & Galois theory), Analysis and Point-set Topology.

Can somebody tell me what book(s) and topics I should cover so that I'd be in a position to understand the the paper at least partially?

I am allowed to do 3 months of reading bookish material and then go to reading papers.