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W induces a K-algebra homomorphism KŒX. W KŒW ! (2) Conversely, every homomorphism of K-algebras Â W KŒW ! KŒX is of the with W X ! W a uniquely determined morphism. type Â D (3) If W X ! W and W W ! Z are morphisms of algebraic sets, then the coincide as morphisms of K-algebras; that morphisms . B / and B is, . B / D B W KŒZ ! KŒX . Proof. Let g 2 KŒW , that is, let g W W ! K be a polynomial function defined on all of W . g/ D g B . We show that g B 2 KŒX . To see this it suffices to note the following facts.

Proof. In fact we have . 1/ B D idKŒW . 1 B / D B. 1 / D idKŒX and . 4 Rational maps We recall the definition of the field of fractions of an integral domain. 1. Let A be an integral domain. a0 ; s 0 / ” as 0 D a0 s. A/ D ab j a; b 2 A; b ¤ 0 and ab D ab 0 () ab 0 D a0 b : Let X An be an irreducible algebraic set on which we consider the Zariski topology. X / is called a rational function on X . Let U X be an open and let P 2 U . x/ ¤ 0 for all x 2 UP . We say that f is regular on U if it is regular at each point of U .

U / is open (respectively, closed) in Y . Topological properties preserved by continuous maps are particularly important: that is, the properties such that if they hold for a space X they also hold for any space Y which is the image of X under a continuous mapping. X; / is compact if from every openS covering of X one can extract a finite subcover; that is, if whenever one hasSX D i2I Ui with all Ui open in , there is a finite subset J I such that X D j 2J Uj . A subset A X is compact if it is compact in the topology induced by on A.