Mathematics 574 Information
Selected Topics in Number Theory
Information concerning the course Mathematics 574 (Selected Topics in
Number Theory) to be taught in Fall 2013 by J. Tunnell is kept here.
The course will be an introduction to rational points on elliptic curves
through examples of interesting elliptic curves.
It will meet Monday and Thursday 12:001:20 in
Hill 423. The following information is currently available about this course.
The textbook for this course is
Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves by J. Silverman
 Description
 Posted course announcement
 References and guide to the
literature
 Projects in elliptic curves
 Weekly assignments
 Week 4

 Text Readings: Silverman, Chapter III, sections 47
 Week 4 Problem set 4  PDF file (also TeX source
for problem statements.)
 Week 4 expository reading:
 Read the introduction through section 3 of Mazur's article
on local and global in number theory.
 Week 3

 Week 2

 Week 1
