http://www.math.tamu.edu/~map/courses/662sp05/

This course will be an introduction to modular forms and their powerful applications to number theory. We will start from the beginning; only the fundamentals of number theory of the integers and some complex analysis will be assumed. The course will cover the following topics: 

Instructor:  Dr. Matthew Papanikolas 


Office Hours:  TBA 




Office:  321 Milner 

Office Phone:  8451615 

Email:  map@math.tamu.edu 




Textbook:  Introduction to Elliptic Curves and Modular Forms, 2nd ed., by Neal Koblitz, SpringerVerlag, GTM 97. 




Prerequisites:  Math 627 (Number Theory) and Math 407 or 617 (Complex Analysis); or equivalents 




Course Webpage:  http://www.math.tamu.edu/~map/courses/662sp05/ 




Course Work and Grades:  There will be regular homework assignments as well as a final project at the end of the semester. These will serve as the basis for grades in the course. 