## Undergraduate Seminar in Number Theory 0366-3328-01

** Tel Aviv, Spring 2007 **

** Zeev Rudnick **

The seminar will consist mostly of presentations by the students of
various topics in Number Theory and its applications.
There will be one formal meeting per week with the entire class
(Thursday 10-12, Kaplun 319) as well as one-on-one meeting with the
instructor to prepare the lectures, make up a homework assignment
which will later be graded by the speakers and discuss the homework
grades.
The main subject will be the theory of rational quadratic
forms, culminating with the Hasse Minkowski theorem.

### Schedule

Thursday 10-12, Kaplun 319

### Prerequisites:

All students need to have already completed the course
Introduction to Number Theory.
### References

- J.W.S. Cassels, Rational Quadratic Forms
- J.-P. Serre, A Course in Arithmetic
- Z.I. Borevich and I.R. Shafarevich, Number Theory

### Grading policy:

Weekly homework will be assigned.
Turning in the homework by the due date is mandatory.
The homework score will contribute 15% of the final course grade.

Contact me at: rudnick@post.tau.ac.il
Office : Schreiber 316, tel: 640-7806

Course homepage: http://www.math.tau.ac.il/~rudnick/courses/seminar07.html

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