104A (Number Theory) - Winter 2021
- Lectures: TTh 9:30-10:50am, online.
Office Hours: TTh 12:00-1:00, online.
Phone: 858-534-6297; E-mail: email@example.com
Teaching Assistants: ZACH HIGGINS -
Sections: W 5:00-5:50pm, online.
Office Hours: TBA, online.
WHAT IS MATH 104A?
This is the first course in algebraic number theory for undergraduate
students with background in abstract algebra.
We will cover most of the material in Chapters 1 - 10 of the
TEXT Kenneth Ireland and Michael Rosen, A Classical Introduction to Number Theory, Second Edition, Springer 1990.
- Midterm 1 - Tuesday, February 2, 9:30am.
Topics: Chapters 1, 2.
- Midterm 2 - Tuesday, March 2, 9:30am. Topics: TBA
- Final Exam - Tuesday, March 16, 8am-11am. 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