Dr. Sadun's M328K Introductory Number Theory, Spring
Unique number: 56080
Lecture Meeting time and place: MWF 9-10, RLM 5.118
Web page: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/sadun/S03/M328K
Sadun, RLM 9.114, x1-7121
Office hours: Tentatively Tu-Th 9:30-10:30. I generally
keep an open door and welcome visitors at other times, too.
Textbook: Elementary Number Theory, by Kenneth Rosen,
Syllabus: Chapters 1-11.
Attendance: Attendance and participation in
class is mandatory.
Homework: There will be weekly problem sets, listed
These will be due on Wednesdays, except for exam weeks.
Exams: There will be two in-class midterm exams, tentatively
scheduled for February 21 and April 11, plus a final exam. These
exams will all be closed book. However, each student will be allowed to
bring a single letter-sized ``crib sheet'' (2-sided) to each midterm, and
2 crib sheets to the final. These notes must be HANDWRITTEN ORIGINALS
- NO XEROXING ALLOWED.
Grading: Each midterm counts 25%. The final exam counts
50%. The homework assignments, taken together, count 25%. At the end of
the term I will drop your lowest 25%. The final grade distribution
is neither a straight scale nor a fixed curve. It depends on how well the
class does as a whole, but I have typically given more B's than C's, more
C's than A's, and more A's than D's or F's.
Disabilities: The University of Texas at Austin provides
upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students
with disabilities. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean
of Students at 471-6259, 471-4641 TTY