Lectures will continue at the usual time and place through Friday, April 20.
On Monday, March 12, class will be moved to MATX 1118.
There will be no class on Friday, March 2.
There will be no class on Friday, February 2.
Instructor: Prof. Greg Martin
Office: MATH 212 (Mathematics Building)
Phone number: (604) 822-4371
Office hours: Wednesdays 3–4 PM and Fridays 11 AM–noon, or drop in
Course description: This is a topics course in number theory entitled “Distribution of prime numbers and zeros of Dirichlet L-functions”. The twin themes of the course are to understand as well as possible the distribution of the zeros of Dirichlet L-functions (including the Riemann zeta-function), and then to use this knowledge to derive results on the distribution of prime numbers, with particular attention to their distribution within arithmetic progressions.
Topics will include:
Evaluation: Each student will be expected to give two presentations, each of length 40-50 minutes. To accommodate the student presentations, we might continue meeting for a week or two after classes formally end. Students who wish to substitute a written report for one of the two presentations can discuss it with the instructor.
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