In the Fall 2016 term I will be teaching::
MATH 303 - Introduction to Number Theory and Cryptology. We will be using a textbook entitled, "A Friendly Introduction to Number Theory, 4th Edition", by Joseph H. Silverman. This course develops basic concepts in number theory and investigates applications to the exciting field of secure communications and cryptosystems.
In Spring 2016 I am teaching:
MATH 302 - Department Seminar. a seminar devoted to understanding the formulation and solution of mathematical problems. We will study, from a mathematical as well as a historical viewpoint, how mathematics advances as a discipline--what mathematicians do. The course will largely be in a seminar format. We will be using the book, "Mathematics and Its History, ThirdEdition", by John Stillwell.
MATH 465 - Differential Geometry This course studies the geometry of curves and surfaces in Euclidean space: intrinsic and extrinsic geometry, curvature, structural equations of Riemannian geometry, and the Gauss-Bonnet theorem. Prerequisite: Math 321. We will be using the book, "Differential Geometry: Curves - Surfaces - Manifolds", by Wolfgang Kuhnel.
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