Math 254B - Number Theory

InstructorPaul Vojta
Office883 Evans
Office HoursTBD
excluding university holidays.
Please email me to set up a time to meet if you cannot make any of these times.
PrerequisitesMath 254A and 256A; 256B or current enrollment in 256B may be required
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Catalog Description Valuations, units, and ideals in number fields, ramification theory, quadratic and cyclotomic fields, topics from class field theory, zeta-functions and L-series, distribution of primes, modular forms, quadratic forms, diophantine equations, p-adic analysis, and transcendental numbers.
Syllabus I plan to cover the more advanced topic of Arakelov theory, including applications to diophantine problems.
GradingGrades will be based on homework assignments, and possibly in-class quizzes. There will be no final exam, but the last problem set will be due sometime during the week of final exams.
Homework Weekly or biweekly, assigned in class


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Last updated 13 July 2018