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)
Office hours are by appointment. Please email me for an appointment.
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
and prepare them for more advanced topics such as: algebraic
theory, class field theory, elliptic curves, etc.
I will cover selected topics form chapters 1-10 of the text. We
cover other sections of interest to the class as time permits.
Please be sure to devote at least six hours per week outside of class
The grading in this class will be as follows:
All exams will be cumulative. The following grading scale will be
- 1 midterm Exam 25%
- Homework 40%
- Cumulative Final Exam 35%
You are expected to be regular and punctual in your class attendance.
are expected to be in your seat at the beginning of the period and to
through the period until dismissed.
If the instructor is late, the class should begin a review of
problems. After 25 minutes, the class may leave.
As members of the Clemson University community, we have inherited
Green Clemson's vision of this institution as a high seminary of
Fundamental to this vision is a mutual commitment to truthfulness,
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
cheating, or stealing in any form.