MTHSC 985 Syllabus

Fall Semester 2007

Time: 1:25 - 2:15 ;  M,W,F.
Location: M204 Martin.
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.

    Required Text

    The text for this course is ``A classical intorduction to modern number theory'' by K. Ireland and M. Rosen. 

    Goals and Objectives.

    To give the student a substantial introduction to the area of number theory and prepare them for more advanced topics such as:  algebraic number theory, class field theory, elliptic curves, etc.

    Course Contents.

    I will cover selected topics form chapters 1-10 of the text.  We will cover other sections of interest to the class as time permits.

    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.  The following grading scale will be used:

        A    90-100
        B    80-99
        C    70-79
        D    60-69
        F    <60

    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.