First, thanks to all who kindly contributed advice on the previous post.

A long on-and-off project of mine has been to learn several complex variables. My latest attempt started a few days back, though the commencement of the fall semester may derail it. As is now customary for myself, I have started writing a set of notes that I intend to make grow reasonably large, though right now it is less than thirty pages (even with parts of my AG notes on coherence copied and pasted in). I shall post here an excerpt on the Weierstrass preparation theorem, which will assume only the definition of a holomorphic function in several variables). (more…)