MTHSC 410-1 Syllabus

Spring Semester 2005

Time: 11:00 - 12:15 ; Tu, Th.
Location: Martin M203.
Instructor: Kevin James
Office: O-21 Martin Hall
  • (864) 656-6766 (office)
  • (864) 656-3434 (Dept)

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    Office Hours

    Office hours are by appointment.  Please email me for an appointment.  Let me know when you are free in your email.

    Required Text

    The text for this course is ``A Friendly Introduction to Number Theory,'' 2nd ed. by Joseph H. Silverman.

    Goals and Objectives.

    I will attempt to give students a concrete introduction to basic number theory while introducing them to important applications such as public key cryptography and factorization.

    Course Contents.

    The course will cover portions of chapters 1-25 and if time permits we will cover selected material from later chapters of the text.

    Time Requirements.

    Please be sure to devote at least six hours per week outside of class to this course. 

    Grading Policies

    The grading in this class will be as follows: All exams will be cumulative. Click here for a schedule of examination times.

    The following grading scale will be used:

    A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F

    All grading will be on the basis of your work shown and not on the answer alone.

    Make-up Policy.

    Absolutely NO late homework will be accepted and there will be No make-ups for missed quizes or exams. In the event, that a student misses an exam due to a documented excused absence, that student's final exam score will be substituted for the missing exam score. Any student who misses an exam and cannot provide documentation indicating that the absence was excused will recieve a 0 for the exam. 

    Attendance Policy.

    You are expected to be regular and punctual in your class attendance. You are expected to be in your seat at the beginning of the period and to remain through the period until dismissed.

    If the instructor is late, the class should begin a review of homework problems. After 25 minutes, the class may leave. 

    Academic Integrity

    As members of the Clemson University community, we have inherited Thomas Green Clemson's vision of this institution as a high seminary of learning. Fundamental to this vision is a mutual commitment to truthfulness, honor, and responsibility, without which we cannot earn the trust and respect of others. Furthermore, we recognize that academic dishonesty detracts from the value of a Clemson degree. Therefore, we shall not tolerate lying, cheating, or stealing in any form.