**Math
497A: Elliptic Curves and Applications to Cryptography**

**Spring
2008**

**Mo,
We, Th, Fr 1:25-2:15pm in 113 McAllister**

**Course webpage -
http://www.math.psu.edu/eisentra/courses/math497A**

** Office:** 422 McAllister Building

**Office Phone:** (814) 863-4127

**Office Hours:** We 2:15-3:00pm, Th 5- 5:45pm in 422
McAllister Building, and by appointment

**
Textbook:**
*Rational Points on Elliptic Curves* by Joseph H. Silverman and
John Tate, Springer,
1992

Here is a copy of the syllabus.

This course is part of the MASS program, our special program for high-achieving undergraduate mathematics majors from around the USA.

**Office hours for the week of December 8-12:**

Monday, December 8, 11-1pm

Tuesday, December 9, 3-5p,

Thursday, December 11, 2-4pm

**Homework assignments:**

**Homework 1**, due Friday, September 5.

** Homework 2**, due Friday, September 12.

** Homework 3**, due Friday, September 19.

** Homework 4**, due Friday, September 26.

** Homework 5**, due Friday,
October 3.

** Homework 6**, due Friday,
October 17.

** Homework 7**, due Friday,
October 24.

** Homework 8**, due Friday,
October 31.

** Homework 9**, due Friday,
November 7.

** Homework 10**, due Friday,
November 14.

** Homework 11**, due Friday,
November 21.

** Homework 12**, due Friday, December 5.

** Homework
Solutions and Lecture Notes**