Course Catalog - 2016-2017

     

MATH 373 - ELLIPTIC CURVES

Long Title: ELLIPTIC CURVES
Department: Mathematics
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group III
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: Elliptic curves are central to modern number theory and instrumental in the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. Topics will include: The addition law, solutions over the rational numbers, explicit computations, applications to factorization and cryptography; if time permits, infinite series attached to elliptic curves and the Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture. Recommended Prerequisite(s): 200 Level Math Course