Math 465: Topics in algebra
Algebraic number theory

MWF 9:00AM, HB 427

Course announcement

Office hours: M 1:00PM, W 10:00AM, F 4:00PM

Lecture notes will be posted to this page, especially for topics not covered in the other references. Several books are on reserve in the library:

C.F. Gauss, Disquisitiones arithmeticae, Yale University Press
H. M. Edwards, Fermat's Last Theorem: A Genetic
Introduction to Algebraic Number Theory, Springer Verlag
A good reference for unique factorization in the special case of quadratic rings of integers (like Z[Öd]) is
Michael Artin, Algebra, Prentice Hall
I learned the general theory from Serge Lang's Algebraic number theory, 2nd edition, which is also published by Springer.

Weekly problem sets (50%): These are generally due on Mondays, but the first assignment is due January 22 because of the Martin Luther King holiday.

Midterm exam (20%): To be given in class on Wednesday, February 12.

Final exam (30%): A closed book, three-hour, take-home exam.

Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with me during the first two weeks of class. All discussions will remain confidential. Students with disabilities will need to also contact Disability Support Services in the Ley Student Center.

Contact information:
Brendan Hassett
Herman Brown 422
(713) 348-5261