J. Neukirch*, Algebraic Number Theory, Grundlehren der Mathematischen Wissenschaften [Fundamental Principles of Mathematical Sciences], 322. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1999. *optional

Prerequisites: Math 741-742 or equivalent, or by consent of instructor.

Homework: Homework will be assigned weekly on Tuesday in class, and will be due the following Tuesday in class. Assignments will also be posted on the course webpage. Occasionally, problems marked by a * will be given. These problems are optional, and may be done for additional credit. Collaboration on homework is certainly permitted (and encouraged).

Exams: There will be one in-class midterm examination given on Thursday October 23, and one take-home final examination given out on Tuesday December 9th in class, and due on or before 11:00am Monday December 15. Outside reference materials may be used, however students are expected to work alone. The final exam will consist of problems (the number of which will be kept within reasonable limits) that cover the basic topics taught during the semester.

Grade determination: Homework will be worth 25% of the course grade, the in-class midterm will be worth 30% of the course grade, and the take-home final examination 45% of the course grade.