**Instructor:** Michael Schein
**Office:** Mathematics Building, Room 214
**E-mail:** mschein at math dot biu dot ac dot il
**Office hours:** Sundays, 5-6 pm

**Time:** Tuesday, 12-1:30 pm
**Location:** Physics Building (202), room 222.
**Final Exam:** February 5, 2009 (tentatively)

**Question Sheets**

Question Sheet 1 (due Nov. 18): pdf

Question Sheet 2 (due Dec. 2): pdf

Hints for Question Sheet 2: pdf

Question Sheet 3 (due Dec. 23): pdf

Question Sheet 4 (due Jan. 13): pdf

Question Sheet 5 (optional): pdf

Solutions for Question Sheet 5: pdf

**Some References**

*Number Fields*by D. A. Marcus.- An excellent introductory text that proceeds more slowly than the others listed here.
*Algebraic Number Theory*by A. Fröhlich and M. J. Taylor.*Algebraic Number Theory*by J. Neukirch.*Problems in Algebraic Number Theory*by M. R. Murty and J. Esmonde.- A textbook originally intended for self-study by students who did not have access to an organized course. The book consists of problems, with solutions given for most of them. I highly recommend solving as many of them as possible.

The course will assume a basic familiarity with Galois theory. Lecture notes (in Hebrew) on this subject by Moshe Jarden may be found here.

I am not aware of any publicly available material in Hebrew on the subject of our course, but please let me know if you find any.