Sunil Chetty

Associate Professor
Mathematics Department
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University

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Office: HAB 17M (CSB campus)
Office Phone: 320-363-5960

 

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My Info and News

I am an associate professor in the math department at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University in central Minnesota.

From 2009-2011, I was a (post-doctoral) Riley scholar in the department of mathematics and computer science  at Colorado College (CC).


Teaching (please feel free to contact for details)

Current Courses
2019 Fall - Math 111: Pre-statistics and Math Modeling
2019 Fall - Math 121: Math for Elementary Education 1
2019 Fall - Math 180: Math for Elementary Education 2

Upcoming Courses

2020 Spring - Math 111: Pre-statistics and Math Modeling
2020 Spring - Math 120: Calculus 2
2020 Spring - Math 180: Math for Elementary Education 2
2020 Spring - Math 241: Foundations of Mathematics

Select Past Courses

2019 Spring - Math 239: Linear Algebra
2018 Spring - Math 119: Calculus 1
2018 Spring - Math 343: Real Analysis (Independent Study Project)
2016 Fall - Math 118: Essential Calculus
2016 Spring - Math 331: Algebraic Structures
2016 Spring - Math 371: Algebraic Number Theory (Independent Study Seminar)
2016 Spring - Math 371: Mathematical Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics (Independent Study Project)
2016 Spring - Math 395: Mathematics Capstone (p-adic numbers)
2015 Fall - Math 395: Mathematics Capstone (Computational number theory)
2015 Spring - Math 114: Mathematical Explorations
2015 Spring - Math 395: Mathematics Capstone (Finite fields)
2014 Fall - Math 395: Mathematics Capstone (Diophantine equations)
2013 Fall - Math 305: MultivariableCalculus
2012 Fall - Math 340: Number Theory
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:
Inquiry-based learning (across various levels of mathematics)
Mathematics educator preparation
K-12 mathematics education

CV: pdf (updated 09/2019)

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 Algebraic-Geometric Trace Codes (with Phong Le)
(Mathematics, MDPI, Volume 4, Issue 2 - article)
Comparing local constants of ordinary elliptic curves in dihedral extensions
(Funct. Approx. Comment. Math. Volume 54, Number 2 (2016), 241-250. - preprint)
Arithmetic local constants for abelian varieties with extra endormorphisms
(Funct. Approx. Comment. Math. Volume 55, Number 1 (2016), 59-81 -  preprint)

Talks/Slides

2019 Spring - Algorithms in number theory - CSB/SJU math colloquium
2017 Spring - What does a prime number look like - CSB/SJU math colloquium
2016 Spring - Groups with only cyclic quotients - MAA Northcentral Section meeting: pdf
2014 Fall - On the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture - CSB/SJU math colloquium:  pdf
2014 Spring - Pairings on elliptic curves and applications - University of Minnesota Number Theory Seminar
2014 Spring - Curves and Cryptography - CSB/SJU math colloquium:  pdf
2013 Fall - Sage worksheets: InteractLabsTemplate
2013 Spring - Studying Selmber rank via local constants 2 - University of Minnesota Number Theory Seminar
2012 Fall - Studying Selmer rank via local constants 1 - University of Minnesota Number Theory Seminar
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 open-source mathematics software system licensed under the GPL.
ArXiv
E-print database for mathematics papers (and other disciplines).
LaTeX
A document preparation system.