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Mathematical Tripos Part III Lecture Courses in 2011-2012

Department of Pure Mathematics & Mathematical Statistics

Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics

Notes and Disclaimers.

Students may take any combination of lectures that is allowed by the timetable. The examination timetable corresponds to the lecture timetable and it is therefore not possible to take two courses for examination that are lectured in the same timetable slot. There is no requirement that students study only courses offered by one Department.

The code in parentheses after each course name indicates the term of the course (M: Michaelmas; L: Lent; E: Easter), and the number of lectures in the course. Unless indicated otherwise, a 16 lecture course is equivalent to 2 credit units, while a 24 lecture course is equivalent to 3 credit units. Please note that certain courses are non-examinable . Some of these courses may be the basis for Part III essays.

At the start of some sections there is a paragraph indicating the desirable previous knowledge for courses in that section. On one hand, such paragraphs are not exhaustive, whilst on the other, not all courses require all the pre-requisite material indicated. However you are strongly recommended to read up on the material with which you are unfamiliar if you intend to take a significant number of courses from a particular section.

The courses described in this document apply only for the academic year 2011-12. Details for subsequent years are often broadly similar, but not necessarily identical. The courses evolve from year to year.

Please note that while an attempt has been made to ensure that the outlines in this booklet are an accurate indication of the content of courses, the outlines do not constitute definitive syllabuses. The lectures define the syllabus. Each course lecturer has discretion to vary the material covered.

This document was last updated in September 2011. Further changes to the list of courses will be avoided if at all possible, but may be essential.

Some graduate courses have no writeup available. Hopefully, the title of the course is sufficiently explanatory.

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Algebra

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Lie Algebras and their representations (M24)

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Stable commutator length. (L24) — Non–Examinable

 

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Commutative Algebra (M24)

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Introduction to Functional Analysis. (M24)

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Combinatorics

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Topological methods in combinatorics (L16) — Non–Examinable

 

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Techniques in additive combinatorics (M16) — Non–Examinable

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Hamiltonian Dynamics (L24)

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Category Theory (M24)

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Decision Methods over Real and Algebraically Closed Fields. (L16) — Non–Examinable

 

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Number Theory

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Introduction to Iwasawa theory (M24)

Topics in Iwasawa Theory (L24) — Non–Examinable

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Prime Numbers (L24)

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Class Field Theory (L24)

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Probability

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Statistics

Applied Statistics. (M16)

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Statistical Theory (L24)

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Actuarial Statistics (L16)

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. Survival Data (L10+2)

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Operational Research and Mathematical Finance

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Statistical Field Theory (M16)

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Advanced Quantum Field Theory (L24)

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Relativity and Gravitation

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Discrete Quantum Gravity. (L16) — Non–Examinable

 

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