Math 531 material, Fall 2016
Instructor: Kevin Ford (Office: 304 Altgeld. Office hours MW 3-4 and
by appointment. email: ford126(at)illinois(dot)edu)
Course information sheet (PDF format)
Prof. Hildebrand's Math 531 lecture notes
Review of Elementary Undergraduate Number Theory (Prof. Hildebrand's
The main prerequisites are ``mathematical maturity'', a thorough
understanding of real and complex analysis at the level of MATH
347/348, and the very basics of elementary number theory
(say the first half of Math 453) covering
the fundamental theorem of arithmetic, and basics
of congruences and divisibility.
The course grade will be based on
5 - 7 HW assignments (total weight 50%), spread out evenly over the
semester, a midterm exam (20%) and a Final Exam (30%).
Homework assignments and solutions (PDF files)
- DUE 9-SEPT-2016: Homework set #1 .
- DUE 23-SEPT-2016:
Homework set #2 .
- DUE 7-OCT-2016:
Homework set #3 .
- DUE 24-OCT-2016 (Monday):
Homework set #4 .
- DUE 4-NOV-2016 :
Homework set #5 .
- DUE 18-NOV-2016 :
Homework set #6 .
- DUE 7-DEC-2016 :
Homework set #7 .
Friday, October 14. In class at the regular time. Covers material on the first three homework assignments.
Final Exam: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 8--11 AM.
Final Exam Solutions