Undergraduate Seminar in Number Theory 0366332801
Tel Aviv, Fall 2018/9
Zeev Rudnick
The seminar will consist 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
as well as oneonone 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 arithmetic of polynomials over a finite
field, and extensions into ordinary number theory.
Schedule
Wednesday 1214, Dan David 204
Prerequisites:
All students need to have already completed the course
Introduction to Number Theory.
References
Michael Rosen, Number Theory in Function Fields. Publisher: Springer.
Supplementary material:
Grading policy:
 Attendance is mandatory!
 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.
Homework

Exercise 1, due date: November 7, 2018

Exercise 2, due date: November 14, 2018

Exercise 3, due date: November 28, 2018

Exercise 4, due date: December 5, 2018

Exercise 5, due date: December 12, 2018

Exercise 6, due date: December 19, 2018

Exercise 7, due date: December 26, 2018
Contact me at: rudnick@post.tau.ac.il
Office : Schreiber 316, tel: 6407806
Course homepage: http://www.math.tau.ac.il/~rudnick/courses/undergradseminar2018.html