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Diophantine approximation

Course
2011-2012

Geometry of numbers (study of lattice points in convex bodies, Minkowski’s theorems), approximation of algebraic numbers by rational numbers, transcendence results. (See the course webpage, link below, for more information).

Number of hours/week
2

Examination
homework assignments+oral exam.

Prerequisites
Analysis and algebra up to the second year

Literature
Lecture notes will be distributed

Remark 1
The basic course is for 6 ECTS points, but interested students may extend this to 8 points by studying additional literature and/or doing some extra homework.

Remark 2
This course will not be given in 2012/13.

Remark 3
This course is a good preparation for a master’s thesis project.

Links

Course webpage