http://www.math.tamu.edu/~map/courses/627sp08/

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 (essentially Chapters 13, 810): 

Instructor:  Dr. Matthew Papanikolas 


Office Hours:  Mon. & Fri. 12:301:30 




Office:  321 Milner 

Office Phone:  8451615 

Email:  map@math.tamu.edu 




Textbook:  An Introduction to Number Theory, by Graham Everest and Thomas Ward, SpringerVerlag, 2005, ISBN 1852339179. 




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




Course Webpage:  http://www.math.tamu.edu/~map/courses/627sp08/ 




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 
Mar. 5 (Wed) 
May 6 (Tue) 
Location 
BLOC 156 
BLOC 156 

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%.