The focus of the course will be on prime number theory. We give a relatively simple proof of the Prime Number Theorem, based on complex analysis and, if time permits, a proof of the Prime Number Theorem for arithmetic progressions. We discuss the Riemann zeta function, Dirichlet characters and L-functions and maybe some other topics if time permits. More details are given on the homepage of the course, see the link below.

**Hours/week**

2

**Examination**

4 graded homework assignments and oral exam

**Literature**

Handouts

**Prerequisites**

Algebra 1,2 (groups, rings), Analysis 1,2,3,4 (convergence of series, uniform convergence, complex analysis)

**Remark 1**

This course is suited for a master’s thesis project in number theory.

**Remark 2**

This course will probably not be given in 2011/12

**Remark 3**

Information about the course is maintained on the Homepage Analytic Number Theory. We do not use the Blackboard-system.