# Thread: Algebraic Geometry - D&F Section 15.1, Exercose 24

1. ## Algebraic Geometry - D&F Section 15.1, Exercose 24

Dummit and Foote Section 15.1, Exercise 24 reads as follows:

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Let $V = \mathcal{Z} (xy - z) \subseteq \mathbb{A}^3$.

Prove that V is isomorphic to $\mathbb{A}^2$

and provide an explicit isomorphism $\phi$ and associated k-algebra isomorphism $\widetilde{\phi}$ from $k[V]$ to $k[ \mathbb{A}^2]$ along with their inverses.

Is $V = \mathcal{Z} (xy - z^2)$ isomorphic to $\mathbb{A}^2$?

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I would appreciate some help and guidance with getting started with this exercise [I suspect I might need considerable guidance! :-( ]

Some of the background and definitions are given in the attachment.

Peter