Sunil Chetty
Associate Professor Email:

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 20092011, I was a (postdoctoral) Riley scholar in the department of mathematics and computer science at Colorado College (CC).
Teaching (please feel free to contact for details)
 Current Courses
 2021 Spring  Math 121: Math for Elementary Education 1
 2021 Spring  Math 180: Math for Elementary Education 2
 Select Past Courses
 2020 Spring  Math 111: Prestatistics and Math Modeling
 2020 Spring  Math 241: Foundations of Mathematics
 2020 Spring  Math 371: Algorithms in Mathematics (Independent Study Seminar)
 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 (padic 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
Academic Interests
 Mathematics:
 Algebraic number theory, specifically ranks of elliptic curves and abelian varieties.
 Cryptography, coding theory, computational number theory
 Mathematical logic, foundations/philosophy of mathematics, history of mathematics (at an amateur level)
 Education/Pedagogy:
 Inquirybased learning (across various levels of mathematics)
 Mathematics educator preparation
 K12 mathematics education
CV: pdf (updated 3/2021)
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
 (Funct. Approx. Comment. Math. Volume 54, Number 2 (2016), 241250.  preprint)
 Arithmetic local constants for abelian varieties with extra endormorphisms
 (Funct. Approx. Comment. Math. Volume 55, Number 1 (2016), 5981  preprint)
Talks (and slides, if available)
 2019 Fall  Generating primitive Pythagorean triples of special forms  PAlmetto Number Theory Series
 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 SwinnertonDyer 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: Interact Labs Template
 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