Mathematics 207B

Topics in Number Theory

Arithmetic of Curves

Winter Quarter 2012

Haruzo HIDA

Meeting Time: Regularly Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00 noon to 1:50 pm in MS 5233 and some Fridays 12:00 noon to 12:50 pm in MS 5137

Lecture Starts on Friday January 13th in MS 5137

Office hours: After class meetings, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (MW) in my office: MS6308.

Texts: Lecture notes will be posted: The first set of lecture notes:
Notes (pdf file, a tentative version now posted).

Grading will be based on student presentation (and possibly homework exercises in the lecture notes, perhaps, due early-March). No final exam is planned.

As reference books, we list
"Geometric Modular Forms and Elliptic Curves" (World Scientific) First or Second edition, Chapters 1, 2 and 4

Topics: I would touch the following topics in this course:

Good understanding of commutative and non-commutative algebra, algebraic number theory, Category and functors to the extent covered by 210 series.