Math 332. Algebra and Number Theory

Department of Mathematics
Cornell University
Fall 1999

Various topics from number theory and modern algebra, usually including most of the following: Primes and factorization, Diophantine equations, congruences, quadratic reciprocity, continued fractions, rings and fields, finite groups, introduction to arithmetic of the Gaussian integers and quadratic fields. Motivation and examples for the concepts of abstract algebra are derived primarily from number theory and geometry.

Course Staff

Instructor: Birgit Speh (
435 Malott Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
Office Hours: Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30pm, in 435 Malott Hall.

Teaching Assistant: Lek-Heng Lim (
101 Malott Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
Office hours: Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30pm, in 218 Malott Hall.

Homework Solutions

[added September 10, 2002: solutions removed at current course instructor's request]

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