Sunil Chetty
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Assistant Professor Mathematics Department College of St. Benedict and St. John's University
Email: Office: HAB 17M (CSB campus) Office Phone: 3203635960


My Info and News
I am an assistant professor in the math department at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University in central Minnesota.
From 20092011, I was a (postdoctoral) Riley scholar in the department of mathematics and computer science at Colorado College (CC).
Teaching
 2016 Fall  Math 118: Essential Calculus
 2016 Fall  Math 239: Linear Algebra
 2016 Spring  Math 120: Calculus 2
 2016 Spring  Math 331: Algebraic Structures
 2016 Spring  Math 371: Algebraic Number Theory
 2016 Spring  Math 371: Mathematical Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
 2016 Spring  Math 395: Mathematics Capstone (padic numbers)
 2015 Fall  Math 121: Math for Elementary Education 1
 2015 Fall  Math 180: Math for Elementary Education 2
 2015 Fall  Math 395: Mathematics Capstone (Computational number theory)
 2015 Spring  Math 114: Mathematical Explorations
 2015 Spring  Math 118: Essential Calculus
 2015 Spring  Math 121: Math for Elementary Education 1
 2015 Spring  Math 395: Mathematics Capstone (Finite fields)
 2014 Fall  Math 121: Math for Elementary Education 1
 2014 Fall  Math 395: Mathematics Capstone (Diophantine equations)
 2014 Spring  Math 121: Math for Elementary Education 1
 2014 Spring  Math 241: Foundations of Mathematics
 2013 Fall  Math 118: Essential Calculus
 2013 Fall  Math 305: MultivariableCalculus
 2013 Spring  Math 121: Math for Elementary Education 1
 2012 Fall  Math 120: Calculus 2
 2012 Fall  Math 340: Number Theory
 2012 Spring  Math 120: Calculus 2
 2012 Spring  Math 331: Algebraic Structures
 2011 Fall  Math 119: Calculus 1
 2011 Fall  Math 239: Linear Algebra
Past courses at Colorado College
 2011  Summer Block A  Math 220: Linear Algebra
 2011  Block 7  Math 251: Number theory
 2011  Block 5  Math 126: Calculus 1
 2010  Block 4  Math 129: Calculus 2
 2010  Block 3  Math 110: Recognizing and using patterns in mathematics
 2010  Summer Block C  Math 117: Intro to Probability and Statistics
 2010  Summer Block B  Math 128: Calculus 2
 2010  Block 8  Math 126: Calculus 1
 2010  Block 7  Math 110: Math Explorations  foundations and philosophy of mathematics
 2009  Block 4  Math 128: Calculus 2
Research and Interests
 Mathematics:
 Algebraic number theory, specifically ranks of elliptic curves and abelian varieties.
 Cryptography, coding theory, computational problems in the arithmetic of abelian varieties
 Mathematical logic, model theory and applications to number theory (at an amateur level)
 Education/Pedagogy:
 Inquirybased learning (across various levels of mathematics)
 Mathematics educator preparation
 K12 mathematics education
CV: pdf (updated 05/2016)
Papers
 Computing local constants for CM elliptic curves (with Lung Li, as part of his senior year research project)
 (Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, Volume 44, Number 3, 2014  preprint)
 On the Dimension of AlgebraicGeometric Trace Codes (with Phong Le)
 (Mathematics, MDPI, Volume 4, Issue 2  article)
 Comparing local constants of ordinary elliptic curves in dihedral extensions
 (to appear in Functiones et Approximatio, Commentarii Mathematici  draft)
 Arithmetic local constants for abelian varieties with complex multiplication
 (to appear in Functiones et Approximatio, Commentarii Mathematici  draft)
Talks/Slides
 2016 Spring  Groups with only cyclic quotients  MAA Northcentral Section meeting: pdf
 2014 Fall  On the Birch and SwinnertonDyer Conjecture  CSB/SJU math colloquium: pdf
 2014 Spring  Curves and Cryptography  CSB/SJU math colloquium: pdf
 2013 Fall  Sage worksheets: Interact Labs Template
 2011 Fall  Congruent numbers and elliptic curves  CSB/SJU math colloquium: pdf
 2009 Fall  Diophantine equations and number theory  Colorado College (with thanks to Keith Conrad for partial use of his talk at PCMI 2009): pdf
 2007 Fall  Elliptic curves (and the beginnings of my dissertation work)  UCI Math Graduate Student Colloquium: pdf
Links
 SAGE
 A free opensource mathematics software system licensed under the GPL.
 ArXiv
 Eprint database for mathematics papers (and other disciplines).
LaTeX  A document preparation system.

