Course information for Math 504
Algebraic Number Theory

InstructorJennifer Johnson-Leung
 303 Brink Hall

Class Times
TTh 1:30-2:50, Brink Seminar Room
Office Hours MTh 3-4pm
Text Marcus Number Fields

Course Description
This is a special topics course on algebraic number theory. While it would be possible (and perhaps advisable) to run a full year graduate course on this topic replete with weekly homework exercises and exams, it is not feasible for us at this time. Rather we will be reading through a very nice text together. Our main object of study in this class is the ring of algebraic integers in a number field. We will not venture in to local methods at this time, but if there is sufficient interest, we may consider this topic in a later semester.

Grading Policies:
Homework: Homework exercises will be assigned in class regularly. Most exercises will be discussed in class, but a subset of exercises will be handed in, most likely in two assignments.

Exams: There will be one exam, which will be a take-home exam.

Presentations: In lieu of a final exam, each student will give a presentation on a topic near the end of the semester. Students are responsible for making an appointment with me to choose/assign your topic. I suggest first looking at chapters 7 and 8 of our text for ideas.

Collaboration: You are encouraged to collaborate on solving the problems given as homework. However, the solutions should be written on your own and in your own words. There is no collaboration on exams.

Point Distribution:
Homework – 25%
Presentations 25%
Exam – 25%
Participation– 25%

If you have a documented need for accommodations such as extra time on exams, you should discuss this with me as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

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