Introduction
to Number Theory, January-February 2017.
Important
dates:
Week 1,[Marcus Torres],
Introducing the first special Problem 1.
Chapter 1 [Ireland-Rosen], Section 1, Unique factorization for integers, page 3,4,5,
Chapter 2, [Ireland-Rosen] Section 1, Theorem 1 (Euclid), there are infinitely many primes in Z. Section 2 Arithmetic functions, page 18,19,20, Moebius inversion theorem. page 21, 22,23,24,25, Section 3, Theorem 3, sum 1/p diverges, Section 4, Growth of pi(x), page 22,23,24,25,
Exercises: [IrelandRosen] 1.23, 1.25, 1.26, 1.30, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.10, 2.11, 2.15, 2.26, 2.27. [Brochero-Moreira-Saldanha-Tengan] 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 1.8, 1.12, 1.19, 1.20, 1.21.
Week 2, [Roberto Villaflor]
Introducing the second special Problem 2.
Chapter 3 [Ireland-Rosen, pages 28-40] Congruence of integers mod n, units and linear equations (prop 3.3.1,3.3.2), Euler and Fermat's Little Theorem, systems of linear equations (Chinese Remainder Theorem, section 4), Wilson's theorem (prop 4.1.1 and Corollary).
Chapter 4 [Ireland-Rosen, pages 40-45] Roots of unity mod p (prop 4.1.2), primitive roots mod p (theorem 1), primitive roots mod a power of p (theorem 2, 2'), structure of units mod n (theorem 3), classification of numbers admitting primitive roots (prop 4.1.3).
Exercises: [IrelandRosen]. 3.1, 3.16, 3.21, 3.23, 3.24, 3.25, 3.26, 4.7, 4.15, 4.24. [Brochero-Moreira-Saldanha-Tengan] 1.33, 1.34, 1.36, 1.46, 1.49, 1.60, 1.77, 1.79, 1.80, 1.82
Week 3, [Roberto Villaflor],
Introduction to the third special Problem 3
Chapter 5 [Ireland-Rosen, pages 50-60] Quadratic residues (prop 5.1.1), Legendre symbol and computations (prop 5.1.2, Corollary 3, Gauss' Lemma, prop 5.1.3), Quadratic Reciprocity Law (theorem 1 and proof, section 3).
Chapter 1 [Ireland-Rosen, pages 8-13] The ring of Gauss' integers (prop 1.4.1), Chapter 4 [Garcia-Lequain, pages 101-108] Primes that can be written as sum of two squares (theorem IV.1.2), irreducible elements of Z[i] (Corollary IV.1.3), Fermat's Theorem on numbers that can be written as sum of two squares (theorem IV.1.6), Pythagorean triples (theorem IV.2.2).
Chapter 4 [Brochero-Moreira-Saldanha-Tengan, pages 126-139] Legendre's Theorem (theorem 4.4), Gauss' Three Squares Theorem (theorem 4.15).
Exercises: [IrelandRosen] 5.3, 5.7, 5.8, 5.11, 5.13, 5.15, 5.16, 5.18, 5.19. [Brochero-Moreira-Saldanha-Tengan] 1.51, 1.52, 1.53, 1.81, 1.83, 2.7, 2.8, 2.12, 2.19, 2.20, 2.22.
Week 4, [Roberto Villaflor],
Introduction to the fourth special Problem 4
Chapter 5 [Martin, pages 31-35] The ring Z[\sqrt{n}] (Lemma 5.1, 5.2, Bramhagupta's composition rule), units of Z[\sqrt{n}] (Lemma 5.5, theorem 5.6), Dirichlet's aproximation Theorem (prop 5.8), solution to Pell's equation (theorem 5.9), Chapter 4 [Brochero-Moreira-Saldanha-Tengan, pages 140-142] Minkowski's Theorem (theorem 4.18), Sums of four squares (theorem 4.20).
Chapter 17 [Ireland-Rosen, pages 284-288] The ring Z[w] (prop 1.4.2), Fermat's equation for exponent 3 (prop 17.8.1), cubic equation with infinite rational points (prop 17.9.1).
Chapter 12 [Ireland-Rosen, pages 174-180] Unique factorization rings, Rings of integers of a number field, Dedekind rings and unique factorization of ideals, the class group.
Chapter 14 [Ireland-Rosen, pages 215-216] Some properties of cyclotomic fields (section 5, Lemma 1, 2), Chapter 1 [Washington, pages 1-7] The First case of Fermat's Last Theorem for regular primes.
Exercises, see the link
Week 5, [Hossein Movasati],
Chapter 6 [Ireland-Rosen], Algebraic numbers, algebraic integers,
number field, the set of algebraic integers is a ring, Quadratic
Gauss sum, Proof of Reciprocity law using Gauss sum, the sign of the
Gauss sum, idea of the proof,
Exercises: Chapter
6 [Ireland-Rosen], 1,2,4,5,8,10,15,16,17,18,20, 21,
Week 6, [Hossein Movasati],
Chapter 7 [Ireland-Rosen], Finite fields, The multiplicative group
of a finite field is cyclic, the existence of finite fields,
applications to quadratic residues,
Chapter 10 Basics of
equations over finite fields, Chapter 11 The Zeta function for
hypersurfaces over finite fields, examples,
Exercises: [Hossein
Movasati], Chapter 7: 3,4,,5,6,8,9,1014,15,
16, 18, 21,22,23. Chapter 11, Ex. 4 (compute the zeta function of
x_0x_1-x_2x_3). Ex. Compute the zeta function of x_0x_1...x_n=0.
Week 7, [Hossein Movasati], Basics
of complex analysis and holomorphic functions, absolute convergence,
Chapter 16 [Ireland-Rosen], Riemann's zeta function, Dirichlet
character, Dirichlet L-functions, see also the chapter on Zeta
function of my
lecture notes
Exercises: Chapter 16,
[Ireland-Rosen] Ex. 2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10,13,14,15.
Week 8, [Hossein Movasati], Two lectures on elliptic curves, see my lecture notes
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References:
[Ireland-Rosen] "A Classical
Introduction to Modern Number Theory", Second
edition 1990. (For exercises notice the
edition)
[Brochero-Moreira-Saldanha-Tengan] "Teoria
dos Números: um passeio com primos e outros números familiares pelo
mundo inteiro", 4th edition
[Garcia-Lequain] "Elementos de Álgebra"
[Martin] "Introduction to Number Theory"
[Washington]
"Introduction to Cyclotomic Fields"
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Exercises arising from Complex Geometry and Hodge Theory.
Any solution, or any effort to find a solution, will contribute
to improve your grade (C can trun into B and B into A).
Problem 1, Configuration of lines
Problem 2, Differential equations and number theory
Problem 3, A big matrix: How to compute its rank? I
Problem 4. A big matrix:How to compute its rank? II