Math 180A (45260) - Winter 2018

Number Theory

Lecturer Neil Donaldson
Office RH 472
Office Hours M 4-6, W 10-12
Lecture Times MWF 2pm MSTB 124
Homework/Resources page

Discussion Session
(45261) TuTh 2pm RH 114
Teaching Assistant Luke Fredericks
Office/Hours RH 250A/TuTh 11-1

Syllabus Pythagorean Triples, Divisibility, GCD, Linear Equations, Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic, Congruence, Primes, RSA, Quadratic Reciprocity.

Course Text A Friendly Introduction to Number Theory, Joseph H. Silverman, 4th ed.
The exact version of the book is not required as homework questions will posted in pdf form on the homework page.
For a more detailed syllabus including assessments click here

Assessment The final grade for the course will tentatively be computed as follows: 45% final, 25% midterm, 20% Quizzes, 10% Homework Add/Drop & Enrollment Questions

In Mathematics classes, decisions pertaining to wait-lists, adds, drops, and pass/no-pass changes are NOT made by Instructors. Refer here for information on how to navigate the system. Essentially you have till the end of week 2 to complete all adds, drops and grade changes, all of which is done online.

Class Policies + Grading
Academic Honesty Both the Math department and UCI take a dim view of dishonest behavior with regards to assessments: submitting another's work as your own, copying during exams, bringing notes to exams, etc. Harsh penalties are in place for students who are caught; depending on the seriousness you may be given an F for the assessment, for the class as a whole, or even suspended from the University.