Mat 411 - Advanced Topics in Mathematics

Course Description - Catalog Copy

MAT 411   SELECTED TOPICS IN ADVANCED MATHEMATICS 3 sem. hrs.

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.).

Course Materials

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 FerberJohannes Langkamp
- Afterthoughts from students:



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



Updated Oct., 2011