We have numerous reading options today. You’ll pick from at least one of these three choices:
Eisenstein Chapters 2 and 3
Eisenstein’s treatment of this subject is well-written, clear, and concise, but assumes a lot of comfort with mathematical notation and doesn’t give as much background as one might like to see
Goldberg Chapters 2 and 3
Goldberg covers much of the same material, but from a slightly different perspective and with different notation.
Why do I mention notation? Because different people prefer different styles, and Goldberg’s may be easier to follow along with for some folks.
J&M Chapters 4 and 5
These are longer and include more context and background, and are also much gentler in terms of how they approach the math.
For the homework, we will be using a similar notation to that used by Eisenstein.
My personal advice is to pick one of the above to read closely, and then skim the others (they are mostly short chapters). It is very educational to see how different authors approach the same subject!
Goldberg, Chapters 6 and 7
J&M Chapter 4 (if you didn’t read it for Wednesday)