|Elementary Number Theory|
|Office Hours:||Mon: 12-1; Wed: 1-2|
|Class Schedule:||MWF: 11-12|
|Classroom:||Room 104, Mathematics building|
|Important Course Pages|
TEXTBOOK: Kenneth Rosen, Elementary Number Theory and its applications, 6th Edition.
This course is intended as an introduction to the basic concepts in Number Theory, such as prime numbers, factorization, congruences, along with some applications, especially in cryptography. This is a third year level course in Mathematics and as such proofs will form an important part of teaching and learning. Regular reading and working through problems from the text are expected from the students.
There will be two quizzes in class, one midterm exam, one final exam and up to six assignments. Course evaluation will be as follows:
Final Exam (in class): 50 points Midterm Exam (in class): Friday, October 19, 2012: 30 points Quizzes (20 minutes, in class): 10 points Assignments: 10 points
Students are expected to be present at all examinations. NO MAKEUP TESTS OR QUIZZES WILL BE GIVEN. Non-attendance at an exam/quiz will result in a mark of zero being assigned,. Unavoidable and documented medical emergencies will be considered as exceptions at the discretion of the instructor.
Assignments will be posted on the course webpage every alternate Friday and should be turned in by the due date. Late homework will not be accepted. Students are allowed to consult one another over the homework probems, but the submitted solutions must be written by the student. If two students submit virtually identical answers to a question, both are liable to be found guilty of plagiarism. The lowest assignment grade will be dropped. See the Syllabus page for topics to be covered.