Math
104A (Number Theory)  Spring 2015
Professor
CRISTIAN
D.
POPESCU
 Lectures: TTh 89:20am, in PETER 103
Office Hours: TTh 12:00 1:00, AP&M 6256.
Office: AP&M
6256;
Phone: 8585346297; Email: cpopescu@math.ucsd.edu
Teaching Assistant
ROBERT SNELLMAN  Discussion
Sections: A01M 55:50, AP&M B412; A02M 66:50, AP&M B412.
Office Hours: WF 2:303:30pm in AP&M 6341.
Email: rsnellma@math.ucsd.edu
COURSE DESCRIPTION
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
generalizations.
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.
EXAMS
 Midterm 1: Thursday, April 23, 89:20am, in PETER 103. Topics: Chapter 1.
 Midterm 2: Thursday, May 21, 89:20am, in PETER 103. Topics: Chapter 2.
 Final Exam: Thursday, June 11, 811am, in TBA. 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: 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.