Math 687R: Topics in Analytic Number Theory.
Topics in Analytic Number Theory.
Current topics of research interest.
Desired Learning Outcomes
Students should gain a familiarity with a particular area of analytic number theory selected by the instructor.
Minimal learning outcomes
These cannot be specified uniquely for a topics course. The following example gives a clear indication of the level of difficulty appropriate to the course. Students should know the technical terms, and be able to implement the methods taught in the course to work associated problems, including proving results of suitable accessibility.
- Riemann's memoir on the zeta function.
- The functional equation of the L functions.
- Properties of the gamma function.
- Integral functions of order 1.
- The infinite products for ξ(s) and ξ(s).
- Zero free regions for ζ(s) and L(s, χ).
- The counting functions N(T) and N(T, χ).
- The explicit formula for ψ(x) and the prime number theorem.
- The explicit formula for ψ(x, χ) and the prime number theorem for arithmetic progression.
- Siegel's theorem and application to prime numbers in arithmetic progressions.
- Vaughan's identity.
- The large sieve.
- The Bombieri-Vinogradov theorem.
- The Barban-Davenport-Halberstram theorem.
Possible textbooks for this course include (but are not limited to):
Courses for which this course is prerequisite