*December 3*

This is the last meeting!

- Remember that we are meeting at Pitt, and at 9:30 instead of 10
- Continue reading Dedekind's 1877 monograph.
- Read the excerpts from Corry's book: Chapter 1: pdf, Chapter 2: pdf, Chapter 3: pdf.

*November 19*

*November 12*

*November 5*

*October 29*

- Continue reading from October 22
- If you want to start reading about Dedekind's development of algebraic number theory, consider:

*October 22*

- Read Ed's translation of Dedekind's 1857 lectures on Galois theory: pdf.
- Read Ed's translation of Dedekind's 1894 supplement on field extensions: pdf.
- Read a modern account of Galois theory, such as the one in Milne's lecture notes: html.

*October 15*

- Read Edwards' explanation of Galois' construction of the Galois group: pdf.
- Take a look at Eisenstein's second and fourth proofs of quadratic reciprocity, using Gauss sums: pdf.

*October 8*

- Read the excerpts from Sandborg's thesis: Chapter 4: (and title page) pdf, Chapter 5: pdf, Chapter 6: pdf, references: pdf.
- Read about Gauss sums, for example, in Everest and Ward's book: pdf. Compute (g_1)^2, g_q, (g_1)^q.

*October 1*

- Galois' memoir: pdf.
- Excerpts from Edwards,
*Galois Theory*: pdf, pdf, pdf. - An excerpt from Tignol's book: pdf
- Kiernan's historical overview: pdf.

*September 24*

- Look at the English translation of Gauss' third proof of QR: pdf
- Read the Lautenbacher and D. Pengelley article: JSTOR, pdf.
- Continue reading the material on equivalence and composition of quadratic forms.
- If you would like, start reading Kiernan or Edwards on Galois theory (see the bibliography page).

*September 17*

- Continue reading Dirichlet on quadratic forms.
- Read the excerpts from Weil, Legendre's composition of quadratic forms: pdf.
- Read the excerpt from Edwards, Fermat's Last Theorem, on composition of forms: pdf.
- Take a look at Gauss on the composition of quadratic forms: pdf.

*September 10*

- Read Gauss on quadratic reciprocity, DA 94-99 and 104-120 (n=-1, 2, 3): pdf.
- Continue reading chapters 5 and 12 of Goldman.
- Continue reading Dirichlet on quadratic forms.
- It is worthwhile spending some time with the first three sections of the DA: pdf.

*September 3*

- Let us know if you want us to put you on an e-mail list.
- Read Cox on quadratic reciprocity: JSTOR or PDF.
- Read Edwards on Euler's proof of quadratic reciprocity: JSTOR or PDF.
- Read Avigad on sums of squares, in sections 2.2 and 2.3 of the following paper: doi or pdf.

- Start reading Knoebel et al.,
*Mathematical Masterpieces*, Chapter 4, "Patterns in the Prime Numbers: The Quadratic Reciprocity Law:" pdf. - Start reading Stillwell's introduction to Dedekind's 1877 monograph on algebraic number theory: pdf.
- Start reading Goldman, Chapters 5 and 12: pdf, pdf.
- Start reading Dirichlet's presentation of the theory of quadratic forms: pdf.