Math 104C (Number
Theory)  Spring 2017.
Professor: CRISTIAN D.
POPESCU  Lectures: TTh 9:3010:50am, in AP&M 5829.
Office Hours: TTh 8:309:30am, in AP&M 5829.
Office: AP&M
6256;
Phone: 8585346297; Email: cpopescu@math.ucsd.edu
Teaching Assistant: ROBERT SNELLMAN  Discussion Sessions: Th 77:50am, in AP&M 5829.
Office Hours: MW 1112, in AP&M 6422
Office: AP&M 6422; Email: rsnellma@ucsd.edu
COURSE DESCRIPTION
WHAT IS MATH 104C?
This is the third course in a three quarter sequence of undergraduate number theory. In this course we examine topics
from analytic and algebraic number theory and focus on the following
major themes:
1) number theoretic functions and the distribution of primes; 2) the
arithmetic of rings of algebraic integers and applications to
Diophantine equations.
TEXT William J. LeVeque, Fundamentals of Number Theory; Dover Publ. 1996. You
are expected to read the text BEFORE each lecture.
EXAMS
 Midterm I  Tuesday, April 25, 9:30am, in AP&M 5829. Topics: 6.16.4.
 Midterm II  Tuesday, May 23,
9:30am, in AP&M 5829.
Topics: 6.56.7.
 Final Exam  Tuesday,
June 13,
8:0011:00am. Location: AP&M 2402. Topics: Chapter 6, except for last section.

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 1+2: 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.