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10/30/2008 HW#7 has been posted. Click on the link at the top of the page to find it!
10/30/2008 Reading assignment:
chapter II, section 1 from Serre's book
chapter I from Koblitz's book "padic Numbers, padic Analysis and Zeta Functions" (on reserve in Hayden)
10/21/2008 HW#6 has been posted. Click on the link at the top of the page to find it!
10/09/2008 HW#5 has been posted. Click on the link at the top of the page to find it!
10/07/2008 The next hw will be posted later this week and due 10/21.
10/03/2008 No office hours today.
09/23/2008 The fourth homework has been posted. Click on the link at the top of the page to find it!
09/23/2008 The third homework has been posted.
09/12/2008 HW#2 is now due on Tuesday 9/23/2008.
09/12/2008 Some problems in the second homework refer to a primitive character modulo N. I haven't defined the notion in class, for which I apologize. Here is the definition. If M is a divisor of N, then every character mod M induces a character mod N. All characters induced this way are called imprimitive. The characters mod N that cannot be induced from a character modulo a divisor of N are called primitive.
Also, in the same problem set, the twisted Poisson summation formula has an extra $\chi(1)$ factor. Please make the change accordingly.
09/09/2008 The second homework has been posted. And HW#1 is now due on Tuesday 9/16/2008.
09/04/2008 The first homework has been posted.
08/31/2008 The textbooks are on reserve in Hayden.
08/30/2008 Syllabus (pdf).

Instructor: Alina Bucur
email: alina@math.mit.edu
Office: 2167
Phone: x3 4397
Office Hours: M 34pm, F 12:30pm
and by appointment
Course Syllabus
(in pdf format)
