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Mathematics Master Information
For the Master's degree in Applied Mathematics the following additional condition (not manifest in myStudies) must be obeyed: At least 15 of the required 28 credits from core courses and electives must be acquired in areas of applied mathematics and further application-oriented fields.
Electives: Pure Mathematics
Selection: Algebra, Number Thy, Topology, Discrete Mathematics, Logic
401-3113-68LExponential Sums over Finite Fields Information W8 credits4GE. Kowalski
AbstractExponential sums over finite fields arise in many problems of number theory. We will discuss the elementary aspects of the theory (centered on the Riemann Hypothesis for curves, following Stepanov's method) and survey the formalism arising from Deligne's general form of the Riemann Hypothesis over finite fields. We will then discuss various applications, especially in analytic number theory.
ObjectiveThe goal is to understand both the basic results on exponential sums in one variable, and the general formalism of Deligne and Katz that underlies estimates for much more general types of exponential sums, including the "trace functions" over finite fields.
ContentExamples of elementary exponential sums
The Riemann Hypothesis for curves and its applications
Definition of trace functions over finite fields
The formalism of the Riemann Hypothesis of Deligne
Selected applications
Lecture notesLectures notes from various sources will be provided
LiteratureKowalski, "Exponential sums over finite fields, I: elementary methods:
Iwaniec-Kowalski, "Analytic number theory", chapter 11
Fouvry, Kowalski and Michel, "Trace functions over finite fields and their applications"
401-3100-68LIntroduction to Analytic Number Theory Information W8 credits4GI. N. Petrow
AbstractThis course is an introduction to classical multiplicative analytic number theory. The main object of study is the distribution of the prime numbers in the integers. We will study arithmetic functions and learn the basic tools for manipulating and calculating their averages. We will make use of generating series and tools from complex analysis.
ObjectiveThe main goal for the course is to prove the prime number theorem in arithmetic progressions: If gcd(a,q)=1, then the number of primes p = a mod q with p<x is approximately (1/phi(q))*(x/log x), as x tends to infinity, where phi(q) is the Euler totient function.
ContentDeveloping the necessary techniques and theory to prove the prime number theorem in arithmetic progressions will lead us to the study of prime numbers by Chebyshev's method, to study techniques for summing arithmetic functions by Dirichlet series, multiplicative functions, L-series, characters of a finite abelian group, theory of integral functions, and a detailed study of the Riemann zeta function and Dirichlet's L-functions.
Lecture notesLecture notes will be provided for the course.
LiteratureMultiplicative Number Theory by Harold Davenport
Multiplicative Number Theory I. Classical Theory by Hugh L. Montgomery and Robert C. Vaughan
Analytic Number Theory by Henryk Iwaniec and Emmanuel Kowalski
Prerequisites / NoticeComplex analysis
Group theory
Linear algebra
Familiarity with the Fourier transform and Fourier series preferable but not required.
401-3059-00LCombinatorics II
Does not take place this semester.
W4 credits2GN. Hungerbühler
AbstractThe course Combinatorics I and II is an introduction into the field of enumerative combinatorics.
ObjectiveUpon completion of the course, students are able to classify combinatorial problems and to apply adequate techniques to solve them.
ContentContents of the lectures Combinatorics I and II: congruence transformation of the plane, symmetry groups of geometric figures, Euler's function, Cayley graphs, formal power series, permutation groups, cycles, Bunside's lemma, cycle index, Polya's theorems, applications to graph theory and isomers.
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