Math 104A (Number
Theory) - Fall 2007
Professor: CRISTIAN D.
POPESCU -- Lectures: MWF 10:00-10:50am, in AP&M B412
Office Hours: Mo. & We.
11:00 - 12:00, in AP&M 6256.
Phone: 858-534-6297; E-mail: email@example.com
Teaching Assistant: JOEL DODGE
-- Discussion Section: T 8-8:50am, in YORK 4080A
Office Hours: Tu. & Fr.
WHAT IS MATH 104A? This is the first
undergraduate course in number theory. In this course we examine topics
elementary number theory and we focus on five major themes: 1)
Divisibility; 2) Multiplicative Functions; 3) Congruence Theory; 4)
Quadratic Residues; 5) Algebraic Numbers and Integers (time permitting).
TEXT Rose, H. E., A Course in Number Theory, Second Edition
(Oxford Science Publ., 1994). You
are expected to read the text BEFORE each lecture.
- Midterm I - Monday, October 22, 10:00am, in AP&M B412. Topics:
Chapter 1. Midterm
1 has been postponed to Monday, October 29 !
- Midterm II - Friday, November 30, 10:00am, in AP&M
Chapters 2, 3.
- Final Exam - Friday, December 14,
8:00-11:00am. Location: TBA. Topics:
Chapters 1, 2, 3.
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