Sieve Methods, Math 595, Spring 2011
Instructor
Kevin Ford (Altgeld 304, phone 2656255, email:
ford@math.uiuc.edu )
Office hours: MWF 11:0012:00 or by appointment
Textbook
There is no official textbook, although the books Sieve methods
(Halberstam and Richert, Academic Press, 1974)
and Opera de Cribro (J. Friedlander, H. Iwaniec; 2010)
are useful references for general sieve methods.
References
Paper on the BrunHooley sieve .
The notation is slightly different than that presented in class.
Exposition of the
GoldstonPintzYildirim work , by K. Soundararajan.
Homework
Homework problems
will be assigned periodically, with various point values.
Exams
There will be no exams
Grades
Your grade is determined entirely by the number of homework points you
accumulate during the semester. Here is the breakdown:
Grade  Points

A+  100

A  60

A  50

B+  40

B  30

B  20

C+  10

C  0
