Some basic facts:

- Instructor: Kiran Kedlaya (kedlaya[at]ucsd[dot]edu), APM 7402 (office hours: Wednesdays 4-5 or by appointment)
- Lectures: MWF 3-4, APM 5829. No lectures during the week of Thanksgiving (November 22-26).
- Textbook: Serre, Local Fields, Springer-Verlag. I will supplement with typed lecture notes, posted as one cumulative file. (Please report typos!)
- Prerequisites: Algebraic number theory, ideally (no pun intended)
with some mention of
*p*-adic numbers. Some basic commutative algebra might be helpful too. - Homework: None unless you need a grade (see below). I will mark some exercises in the notes, though, in case you want to test your understanding (which is strongly encouraged).
- Exams: None. Ignore what Blink says about the final exam; there is none.
- Grading: None unless you need a meaningful grade (e.g., if you are an undergraduate). In that case, check with me to find out how much homework you should plan to turn in.