Sieve Methods, Math 595, Spring 2011
Instructor Kevin Ford (Altgeld 304, phone 265-6255, e-mail:
Office hours: MWF 11:00-12:00 or by appointment
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.
Paper on the Brun-Hooley sieve .
The notation is slightly different than that presented in class.
Exposition of the
Goldston-Pintz-Yildirim work , by K. Soundararajan.
will be assigned periodically, with various point values.
There will be no exams
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