|Math 313: Topics in Number Theory
Section 201, Spring 2018
|Where: MATH 105
When: MWF 10-11 am
Course web page: http://www.math.ubc.ca/~bennett/Math313
Textbook: Rosen Elementary Number Theory, 6th edition.
|Instructor: Prof. M. Bennett
Office: Math 222A
Office hours: M 11-12, W 12-1, F 11-12
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 604-822-2251
This course will be an assortment of (hopefully interesting!) tidbits from the world of Number Theory, ranging from 2000 year old problems to current research. Highlights will include a brief overview of Diophantine equations, a gentle introduction to the theory of elliptic curves and some applications of Number Theory to recreational mathematics. We will begin by covering Chapters 11-14 of Rosen. The course will be homework-based and the midterm and final will be heavily based on having a good understanding of the homework problems.
Homework will be assigned roughly every two weeks. Late homework will not be accepted. Students are allowed to consult one another concerning the homework problems, but your submitted solutions must be written by you in your own words. If two students submit virtually identical answers to a question, both can be found guilty of plagiarism.