Topics in Finite Fields

MAT 1304

CSC 2429, Section 2

Course Info

Instructor: Swastik Kopparty (
Class Time and Place: Mondays 12 noon -3 pm, University College Room 87
Office Hours: TBD
Prerequisites: undergraduate level abstract algebra, combinatorics, probability, graduate level mathematical maturity
References: Lidl & Niederrieter (Finite Fields), Schmidt (Equations over Finite Fields), Tao & Vu (Additive Combinatorics)


This course will cover some important classical and modern themes in the study of finite fields. These will include:

There will be 2-3 problem sets.



Lecture Schedule