MATH 678 - Modular Forms
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Mathematics (MATH)
Department: LSA Mathematics
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Advisory Prerequisites:
MATH 575, 596, and Graduate standing.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May be repeated for credit.
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This class will be an introduction to Iwasawa theory, which is roughly the study of arithmetic objects (such as class numbers) in p-adic families. The goal will be to present an elementary proof (due to Thaine, Kolyvagin and Rubin) of the so-called cyclotomic main conjecture, first proved by Mazur and Wiles. We will assume a background in basic algebraic number theory. Some familiarity with class field theory will be helpful. Textbooks: No textbook is required. Notes will be provided. Some useful references are the books on cyclotomic fields by Larry Washington, Serge Lang.

MATH 678 - Modular Forms
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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