104A (Number Theory) - Spring 2015
- Lectures: TTh 8-9:20am, in PETER 103
Office Hours: TTh 12:00- 1:00, AP&M 6256.
Phone: 858-534-6297; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ROBERT SNELLMAN - Discussion
Sections: A01-M 5-5:50, AP&M B412; A02-M 6-6:50, AP&M B412.
Office Hours: WF 2:30-3:30pm in AP&M 6341.
WHAT IS MATH 104A? This is the first
undergraduate course in number theory. In this course we examine
arithmetic and algebraic properties of the set of integers and its
TEXT LeVeque, W. J. Fundamentals of Number Theory (DoverPublications
Inc., 1996). You
are expected to read the text BEFORE each lecture. The students
enrolled in this class are expected to be familiar with the material
covered in Math 109 (Mathematical Reasoning). Please read sections 1.1,
1.3 and 1.5 on your own before or during the first week of classes.
- Midterm 1: Thursday, April 23, 8-9:20am, in PETER 103. Topics: Chapter 1.
- Midterm 2: Thursday, May 21, 8-9:20am, in PETER 103. Topics: Chapter 2.
- Final Exam: Thursday, June 11, 8-11am, in TBA. Topics:
No notes, textbooks, calculators
are allowed during exams. 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
- Midterms: 20% each; Final Exam: 40%;
Homework: 20%. The grading will be done on a curve, the median
corresponding to a B-/C+.
Help with mathematical problems:
Help with personal problems which
affect your class work:
- Section: Ask
questions in section --- this is one of the main reasons why sections
- Office Hours: You
are strongly advised to take full advantage of your professor's and
- Classmates: Sometimes
a classmate can help. Sometimes you can learn by working out problems
together with your classmates.
- Talk to the professor or, if appropriate, your