Number Theory for Beginners

Course Description and Grading Breakdown

The grade will be determined by about 4-7 homework assignments. Each assignment will be given a week.

Course Meeting Time and Location
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
1:00 - 2:00 pm
310 Linde

Course Instructor Contact Information and Office Hours
283 Linde

Office hours: Mon 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm

TA Contact Information and Office Hours
153 Linde

Office hours: Tue 2:30 pm - 3:25 pm

Course Schedule and Textbook

My notes which I periodically update at the bottom of the page and textbooks such as Davneport's "The higher arithmetic" and Stein's "Elementary Number Theory: Primes, Congruences, and Secrets" (I don't commit to any specific source).


Course Policies
Late work - Coordinate with TA or instructor.

 Date PostedAssignment Due Date 
 Apr 05 Homework 01 (see bottom of page) Apr 12, 6pm
 Apr 19 Homework 02 (see bottom of page) Apr 26, 6pm
 Apr 26 Homework 03 (see bottom of page) May 03, 6pm
 May 03 Homework 04 (see bottom of page) May 10, 6pm

Midterm and Final Exam

Collaboration Table
You may consult:  
Course textbook (including answers in the back)YESYES
Other booksYESNO
Solution manualsNONO
Your notes (taken in class)YESYES
Class notes of othersYESNO
Your hand copies of class notes of othersYESYES
Photocopies of class notes of othersYESNO
Electronic copies of class notes of othersYESNO
Course handoutsYESYES
Your returned homework / examsYESYES
Solutions to homework / exams (posted on webpage)YESYES
Homework / exams of previous yearsNONO
Solutions to homework / exams of previous yearsNONO
Emails from TAsYESNO
You may:

Discuss problems with othersYESNO
Look at communal materials while writing up solutionsYESNO
Look at individual written work of othersNONO
Post about problems onlineNONO
For computational aids, you may use:


* You may use a computer or calculator while doing the homework, but may not refer to this as justification for your work.  For example, "by Mathematica" is not an acceptable justification for deriving one equation from another.  Also, since computers and calculators will not be allowed on the exams, it's best not to get too dependent on them.

Alexander Yom Din,
Apr 5, 2019, 2:00 PM
Alexander Yom Din,
Apr 5, 2019, 2:20 PM
Alexander Yom Din,
Apr 19, 2019, 2:25 PM
Alexander Yom Din,
Apr 26, 2019, 2:57 PM
Alexander Yom Din,
May 3, 2019, 3:51 PM