Math
104B (Number Theory II)  Winter 2017
Professor
CRISTIAN
D.
POPESCU  Lectures: TTh 12:301:50pm, in AP&M B412
Office Hours: T&Th 1112, in AP&M 6256.
Office: AP&M
6256;
Phone: 8585346297; Email: cpopescu@math.ucsd.edu
Teaching Assistant
CALUM SPICER  Discussion
Section: Th 44:50pm, in AP&M B402A.
Office Hours: WF 34, San Diego Super Computer Center 296E
Email: cwspicer@ucsd.edu
COURSE DESCRIPTION
WHAT IS MATH 104B? This is the second
undergraduate course in number theory. In this course we continue to examine
arithmetic and algebraic properties of integers and their
generalizations. We will cover Chapters 4, 5, 7 of the textbook.
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) and Math 104A (Number Theory I).
EXAMS
 Midterm I
 Thursday, February 2, 12:301:50pm,
in AP&M B412.
Topics: Chapter 4.
 Midterm I Thursday, March 2, 12:301:50pm,
in AP&M B412.
Topics: Chapter 7, Sections 5.15.2.
 Final Exam  Tuesday, March 21, 11:30am2:30pm. Location: AP&M B412. Topics: TBA.

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.