In Spring 2017 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 408 - Mathematical Cryptology. We will use the textbook, "An Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography", by Jeffrey Hoffstein, Jill Pipher, and Joseph Silverman. We will also use references available over the internet: in particular, the Handbook of Applied Cryptography by Alfred J. Menezes, Paul C. van Oorschot and Scott A. Vanstone. If you have questions, you may contact me by e-mail. I check my mail regularly, so this is an excellent way to reach me, and I am always happy to hear from you.
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.
MATH 467 - Differentiable Manifolds. We will be using the textbook, "An Introduction to Manifolds, 2nd edition", by Loring W. Tu.
(This page was last updated on 4/18/17)