MTHSC 985 Syllabus
Fall Semester 2004
Time: 11:00-12:15 ; Tu, Th.
Location: M204 Martin.
Instructor: Kevin James
Office: O-21 Martin Hall
Phone:(864) 656-6766 (office)
(864) 656-3434 (Dept)
These hours are subject to change. Check my webpage for an up to
listing of office hours.
12:30-1:30 Tu,Th O21 Martin.
OR by appointment (use e-mail).
The text for this course is ``Introduction to Elliptic Curves and
Modular Forms'' by Neal Koblitz.
Goals and Objectives.
To give the student a substantial introduction to the areas of elliptic
curves and modular forms in order to prepare them
for more advanced topics and independent research.
I will cover topics from chapters 1-4 of the text.
Please be sure to devote at least six hours per week outside of class
The grading in this class will be as follows:
- Homework 70%
- Final Exam 30%
The following grading scale will be used:
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
Clemson's vision of this institution as a high seminary of learning.
to this vision is a mutual commitment to truthfulness, honor, and
without which we cannot earn the trust and respect of others.
we recognize that academic dishonesty detracts from the value of a
degree. Therefore, we shall not tolerate lying, cheating, or stealing