# Course Information and Course materials

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Information for students currently in my courses and, as available,
information on the courses that I am planning to teach.

### What every undergraduate Math Major should know
about mathematics

I view this as a question about horizons rather than as a question
about the syllabus for a minimum competency exam.

### Comments on the Advanced Linear Algebra Course
for instructors (a draft).

### Course Notes

- Notes on
**Continued Fractions and the
Euclidean Algorithm**
- Prepared for Classical Algebra, Spring 1997.
- Supplementary notes on
**Infinite Series**
- Prepared for Honors Calculus II, Spring 1996. Revised for
Honors Calculus II, Spring 1997.
- Supplementary notes on
**Newton's Tangent Method**
- Prepared for Honors Calculus I, Fall 1995.
- Notes on the
**Gamma Function**
- Originally prepared for Honors Calculus II, Spring 1995.
- Review sheet on
**Curve and Surface Integrals**
for Calculus 3
- Prepared in the mid 70's and used repeatedly.

### Course-Related Programs

- Maple Code for
**arithmetic on elliptic curves**
- This is a package of routines prepared for my
course in Number Theory, Spring 1994. These routines were
written to reflect what was done in class. Some of them are
not efficient. For extensive work I recommend the use of
the "gp" interface to PARI. Some
information on PARI is available at this site.

### My Favorite "Prelim" Question

What is the Pontrjagin dual of the additive group of the field of
rational numbers endowed with the discrete topology?

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