104A (Number Theory) - Fall 2019
- Lectures: TTh 9:30-10:50am, in AP&M B412
Office Hours: TTh 11:00-12:00,
in AP&M 6218.
Phone: 858-534-6297; E-mail: email@example.com
Teaching Assistants: ZACH HIGGINS -
Sections: W 5:00-5:50pm in AP&M 2402
Office Hours: TBA in AP&M TBA.
WHAT IS MATH 104A?
This is the first course in algebraic number theory for undergraduate
students with background in abstract algebra. The course will focus on
the arithmetic of number fields and their rings of algebraic integers.
We will cover most of the material in Chapters 1 - 6 of the
TEXT Frazer Jarvis, Algebraic Number Theory, Springer 2014. On occasion, homework exercices will be assigned from D. Marcus, Number Fields, Springer 2018 (Second Edition).
- Midterm 1 - Thursday, October 31, 9:30am, in B412.
Topics: Chapters 1-2.
- Midterm 2 - Tuesday, November 26, 9:30am, in B412. Topics: Chapter 3.
- Final Exam - Thursday, Dec 12, 8am-11am.
Location: B412. Topics: TBA.
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
CLASSROOM CONDUCT EXPECTATIONS
- Midterms: 20% each; Final Exam: 40%;
Homework: 20%. The grading will be done on a curve, the median
corresponding to a B-/C+.
- Lecture attendance is mandatory.
devices: The use of electronic devices (such as cell phones, laptops,
tablets, iPods) for non-class-related matters while in class/section is not allowed.
No visual or audio recording is allowed in class/section without prior
permission of the instructor (whether by camera, cell phone, or other
- Conversations: Please avoid having private conversations with your classmates during lecture and office hours.
etiquette: I will not discuss mathematics (e.g. solutions or hints of
solutions to HW problems) via email. Office hours and lectures are the
best venue for that purpose. However, if you have any type of
administrative questions regarding this class, please do not hesitate
to send me short and to the point email messages.
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