Fall 2017, Mon, Wed 3:30pm-4:45pm, WWH 201

Office hours : Mod, Wed 2:30pm-3:30pm, WWH 611

Optional references:
  • Joseph H. Silverman, A friendly introduction to Number Theory.
  • David Burton, Elementary Number Theory, available here or here.

  • Topics include: divisibility theory, Euclidean algorithm, congruences, prime numbers, Fermat's theorem, applications to cryptography, quadratic reciprocity, classical number-theoretic functions, primitive roots and sums of squares, prime number theorem, Diophantine equations, continued fractions, diophantine approximation, transcendence of e and pi, analytic theory.

    QUIZ I: October, 11, 2017. Midterm: October, 25, 2017. QUIZ II: December, 1, 2017. Last lecture December, 15, 2017. Final: December, 20, 4pm-5.50pm.

    December schedule: lectures on Dec, 1, 11, 13, 15; recitations on Dec 4,6,8.

    Grades: 0.4 Final+0.3 Midterm+0.3 Homework