http://www.math.tamu.edu/~map/courses/627fa06/

This course will be an introduction to Number Theory from an advanced standpoint. We will study in depth the arithmetic properties of integers, starting with prime factorizations and then investigating implications and generalizations. We will cover the following topics as time permits: 

Instructor:  Dr. Matthew Papanikolas 


Office Hours:  Mon. & Wed. 1112 




Office:  321 Milner 

Office Phone:  8451615 

Email:  map@math.tamu.edu 




Textbook:  A Classical Introduction to Modern Number Theory, 2nd ed., by Kenneth Ireland and Michael Rosen, SpringerVerlag, 1990, ISBN 038797329X. 




Prerequisites:  Math 415 (groups, rings, fields, vector spaces); or equivalents 




Course Webpage:  http://www.math.tamu.edu/~map/courses/627fa06/ 




Course Work and Exams:  There will be regular homework assignments, as well as a midterm exam and a final exam. Schedules and grading policies are outlined below. 

There will be a midterm exam during the semester as well as a cumulative final exam. The dates and times are listed below. 

Midterm Exam 
Final Exam 

Date/Time 
Oct. 13 (Fri) 
Dec. 12 (Tue) 
Location 
ZACH 104D 
ZACH 104D 

Your final grade will be determined by the total number of points obtained on exams and homework. Out of 300 total points, each component contributes to your grade as follows: 
Component 
Points 

Homework 
100 
Midterm 
100 
Final 
100 
Grades will be distributed along the following basis: A 90%100%, B 80%89.9%, C 70%79.9%, D 60%69.9%, F 0%59.9%.