# 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
Notes)

## Prerequisites

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.
## Grades

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 .
Solutions
- DUE 23-SEPT-2016:
Homework set #2 .
Solutions
- DUE 7-OCT-2016:
Homework set #3 .
Solutions
- DUE 24-OCT-2016 (Monday):
Homework set #4 .
Solutions
- DUE 4-NOV-2016 :
Homework set #5 .
Solutions
- DUE 18-NOV-2016 :
Homework set #6 .
Solutions
- DUE 7-DEC-2016 :
Homework set #7 .
Solutions

## Midterm Exam:

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