Math 104B (Number
Theory) - Winter 2005
Professor: CRISTIAN D.
POPESCU -- Lectures: MWF 9:00-9:50am, in CENTR 207
Office Hours: Mo. & We.
10:00 - 11:00am, in AP&M 6256.
Phone: 858-534-6297; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Assistant: Caleb Emmons
-- Discussion Section: W 6-6:50pm, in SEQUO 147
Office Hours: M 11-12:30, in AP&M 6337A
WHAT IS MATH 104B? This is the second
undergraduate course in number theory. In this course we examine topics
elementary number theory and we focus on three major themes: 1)
Diophantine Equations; 2) Rational and Irrational Numbers; 3) The
arithmetic of quadratic fields.
TEXT Stark, H. M., An Introduction to Number Theory
(The MIT Press, 1987). You
are expected to read the text BEFORE each lecture.
- Midterm I - Monday, January 31, 9:00am, in CENTR 207. Topics: 5.1,
- Midterm II - Monday, February 28,
9:00am, in CENTR 207.
Topics: 6.1, 6.2-6.3, App. C, 8.1-8.3
- Final Exam - Wednesday, March 16,
8:00-11:00am. Location: CENTR 207. Topics: 2.5, 5.1-5.4,
6.1-6.3, 8.1-8.5, App. C.
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 1+2: 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