Math 104C (Number
Theory)  Spring 2013.
Professor: CRISTIAN D.
POPESCU  Lectures: MWF 9:009:50AM, in AP&M B412.
Office Hours: WF 1:002:00PM, in AP&M 6256.
Office: AP&M
6256;
Phone: 8585346297; Email: cpopescu@math.ucsd.edu
Teaching Assistant: COREY STONE  Discussion Sessions: Th 99:50AM, in AP&M 5402.
Office Hours: T 2:003:00 and Th 10:0011:00.
Office: AP&M 6414; Email: cdstone@ucsd.edu
COURSE DESCRIPTION
WHAT IS MATH 104C?
This is the third course in a three quarter sequence of undergraduate number theory. In this course we examine topics
from analytic and algebraic number theory and focus on the following
major themes:
1) number theoretic functions and the distribution of primes; 2) the
arithmetic of rings of algebraic integers and applications to
Diophantine equations.
TEXT William J. LeVeque, Fundamentals of Number Theory; Dover Publ. 1996. You
are expected to read the text BEFORE each lecture.
EXAMS
 Midterm I  Monday, April 22, 9:00am, in AP&M B412. Topics: Sections 6.1 and 6.2.
 Midterm II  Wednesday, May 22,
9:00am, in AP&M B412.
Topics: 6.36.6.
 Final Exam  Wednesday,
June 12,
8:0011:00am. Location: AP&M B412. Topics: comprehensive.

No notes, textbooks, calculators
are allowed during exams. No makeup 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.
GRADING POLICY
 Midterms 1+2: 20% each; Final Exam: 40%;
Homework: 20%. The grading will be done on a curve, the median
corresponding to a B/C+.
GETTING HELP
Help with mathematical problems:
 Section: Ask
questions in section  this is one of the main reasons why sections
exist.
 Office Hours: You
are strongly advised to take full advantage of your professor's and
ta's office
hours.
 Classmates: Sometimes
a classmate can help. Sometimes you can learn by working out problems
together with your classmates.
Help with personal problems which
affect your class work:
 Talk to the professor or, if appropriate, your
college provost.