Math 104B: Number Theory II (winter 2013)

This is the second course in the Number Theory sequence. It presumes familiarity with Math 104A (Number Theory I). It will focus on characters, primitive roots, continued fractions, diophantine equations, quadratic forms and quadratic reciprocity.

Meeting times:
Instructor: Alina Bucur
Office: AP&M 7131
Office hours: Tu 2-3pm
                    and by appointment
TA: Tristan Sandler
Office: AP&M 6351
Office hours: W 2-4pm
                    and by appointment

Required text: W. LeVeque Fundamentals of Number Theory
It is available at the UCSD bookstore and the usual online sources (like Amazon). It is the same text as last quarter, so used copies should be available also. It will be on reserve at the S&E library.
I might supplement it with notes as the term progresses.

Homework: Assigned weekly, due in section at the beginning of the discussion or in the relevant homework box located in the basement of AP&M 15MIN BEFORE the start of the discussion. Tristan will stop and collect it before going to class.

Quizzes: There will be one or two quizzes, during lecture, to be announced at least a week in advance. They will be based on homework.

Midterm exam: Friday, February 8, in class.

Final exam: Wednesday, March 20, 8-11am, location TBD. Please note that by signing up for this course, you are agreeing to sit for the final examination at this date and time. The exam will cover material from the whole course, but weighted towards material not included on the midterm.

Grading: 30% homework + quizzes, 30% midterm, 40% final exam.
No textbooks, calculators are allowed during exams, but you may bring one 8 1/2 by 11 page of notes (both sides).
No make-up exams will be given and no late homework will be accepted. Cheating on an exam results in 0 points for that exam, as well as further disciplinary action. Please read very carefully the following ACADEMIC INTEGRITY GUIDELINES.