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*Prerequisite: C
or **better in MAT 336 or MAT 337 or MAT 347,
or **cons inst req.*

Advanced topics in
mathematics (Knot theory and applications, category
theory, complex analysis,
differential topology and geometry,

Lie groups and dynamical systems, topics in mathematical-physics
etc.).

Spring 2012: Syllabus, (A flavor of some topics covered) Textbook: first few chapters

- Will focus on topics from Number Theory, using an algebraic approach with applications to Physics (see syllabus for details).

- No background on number theory is needed; nor on physics; just come and enjoy!

- Link to the POSet of Primes

- Lagrange's Four Squares Theorem Using Quanternion Algebra by Drew Stokesbary

- Take-home Final Exams (examples): Kathrin Ferber, Johannes Langkamp

- Afterthoughts from students:

- "I learned a lot of new concepts for this semester, Now I can get math concepts a lot. It was fun. I'm so happy I got many math topics in the class.I really believe that it helps to understand other class for next semester. Thank you so much for this semester."

- "I really enjoyed your class this semester and hope to be in one of your classes again in the future."

- "Thanks for a great semester professor. We covered a good deal of interesting topics in this term. "

- "I am appreciate you bring so much fun and interesting class to us.I like the way you teach us thinking."

Spring 2009: Syllabus, Textbook: Abstract Algebra, by D. S. Dummit & R. M. Foote, Wikipedia.org.

Updated Oct., 2011