Spring, 2005

939 Evans Hall

## Professor Kenneth A. Ribetemail:
Telephone: 510 642 0648 Fax: 510 642 8204 Office hours (885 Evans Hall) |

I do not have an inspired plan for the course. I propose that we proceed through the book, taking the chapters in order; let's see how far we get! We will do as many exercises as we can, and perhaps start implementing some of the algorithms on computers. The main point is that I'd like as many of the lectures as possible to be given by students. (I will give the first talk, on January 19.) Please volunteer!

When you sign up for this course, you get to choose the number of units for which the course will count: 1, 2, 3, 4. You get to choose whether you are taking the course for a grade. The more units that you select, the more you are agreeing to work hard. If you are down for 3 or 4 units, you should definitely be prepared to give one or more of the talks.

The course was set up initally so that only 10 people could sign up for the course. There is now a waiting list, and the upper enrollment limit has been increased. If you are interested in the course, please continue to come. We will get you enrolled. The math department doesn't turn students away.

- Assignment due February 2: 2.23.17, 2.23.19, 2.23.21, 2.23.26; 3.16.1, 3.16.2, 3.16.11, 3.16.16, 3.16.22
- Assignment due February 16: 4.8.2, 4.8.5, 4.8.8, 4.8.9, 5.5.1, 5.5.5

Chapter | Volunteer(s) |

1 | Carol Hua |

2 | Carol Hua |

3 | Ken Ribet, Nina White |

4 | Nina White |

5 | Sean Wilkoff |

6 | Sean Wilkoff |

7 | Josh Baron |

8 | Josh Baron, Julia Gilinets |

9 | Julia Gilinets |

10 | Pat Chau |

11 | Lui Lui |

12 | Lui Lui |

13 | Tim Speer |

14 | Pat Chau |

15 | Carol Hua |

16 | (No lecture) |

Date | Speaker(s) | Topic |

January 19 | Ken Ribet | Overview of chapters 1, 2, 3 |

January 26 | Carol Hua | Chapters 1 and 2 |

February 2 | Nina White | Chapter 4, mostly |

February 9 | Nina White, Sean Wilkoff | Chapters 3, 5 |

February 16 | Sean Wilkoff | Chapters 5, 6 |

February 23 | Josh Baron | Chapter 7 |

March 2 | Josh Baron, Julia Gilinets | Chapters 8 |

March 9 | Pat Chau | Chapter 10 |

March 16 | Julia Gilinets | Chapter 9 |

March 30 | Lui Lui | Chapters 11-12 |

April 6 | Lui Lui | Chapter 12 |

April 13 | Tim Speer | Chapter 13 |

April 20 | Pat Chau | Chapter 14 |

April 27 | Carol Hua | Chapter 15 |

May 4 | Sean Wilkoff | Analysis of the Texas Instruments DST RFID |