Spring 2020, TTh 9:30-10:45AM
Quinn Hall 103

Instructor:    Araceli Bonifant  
Office: Lippitt Hall 202G
Phone: 874-4394

Office Hours:

Textbook: An Introduction to Number Theory by Harold M. Stark

Here is some further reading material:

K. H. Rosen: Elementary Number Theory and its applications

About the course: In this course we will explore the field of Number Theory at an introductory level. Students who succesfully complete the course will be able to: Prove basic properties about the integers and primes. Prove basic properties about the greatest common divisor. Know about the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic. Be able to solve Linear Diophantine Equations. Know about fundamental properties of congruences. Solve linear congruence equations. Learn about Euler's ϕ function and Euler-Fermat Theorem. Solve polynomial congruences. Use congruences in solving Diophantine equations. If time permits we may learn about Quadratic Fields.

Clicking here: Course Schedule you will get a detailed syllabus of the course. The syllabus may change a little, according to the needs of the class.

Grading: Your grade will be determined by your scores on:

  • Weekly or biweekly Quiz:           35%
  • Exam I:                                       25%     Thursday    March   6th.
  • Final:       :                               40%   (cumulative)     Tuesday   May   5th    8:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Accomodations. If you have a physical, psychological, medical, or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact the Disability Services for Students Office at 330 Memorial Union 401-874-2098. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.

    Academic Integrity Statement. Each student must pursue his or her academic goals honestly and be personally accountable for all submitted work. Representing another person's work as your own is always wrong. Faculty are required to report any suspected instances of academic dishonesty to the Academic Judiciary. Cheating is defined in the University Manual 8.27.10 as the claiming of credit for work not done independently without giving credit for aid received, or any unauthorized communication during examinations (of course, this includes the ``Internet''). Students are expected to be honest in all academic work. The resolution of any charge of cheating or plagiarism will follow the guidelines set forth in the University Manual 8.27.10-8.27.20.

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