Math 104B (Number
Theory) - Winter 2008
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: Th 3-3:50am, in PCYNH 120
Office Hours: T Th 1-2,
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)
Congruence Theory; 2)
Quadratic Residues; 3) Algebraic Numbers and Integers.
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 - Friday, February 1, 10:00am, in AP&M B412.
- Midterm II - Friday, February 29, 10:00am, in
- Final Exam - Friday, March 21,
8:00-11:00am. Location: AP&M B412. Topics:
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