Math 465 Number Theory, Spring 2020

Number theory is central to the whole of mathematics and much of modern society, in particular because of connections with security of communications and digital information.  The most important problem in mathematics is the Riemann Hypothesis which fundamentally is a problem about the distribution of primes.  Another of the Millennium Prize problems is the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture which is also a question in number theory

Syllabus

Homework 1