MA 556 -- Introduction to the Theory of Numbers

SYLLABUS

Instructor: Dr. Peter Dragnev

Meeting Time: MTWR 5:30-7:15 p.m. -- KT 216

Office: KT 290, tel. 481-6382, e-mail: dragnevp@ipfw.edu

Office Hours: MTWR 11:45-12:30 p.m. and 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Book: Elementary Number Theory, 6th ed. by David Burton

Course Description: I shall cover chapters 1-7, and parts of 9-11. The main content of the course is devoted to divisibility, congruencies, Diophantine equations, number-theoretic functions, perfect numbers, as well as some applications to cryptography and random number generators.

Grading: There will be two tests (25%), and daily homework (50 %).

 No make up tests will be given, unless a proper excuse is provided. Enclosed is the tentative teaching schedule.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

June 25

1.1, 1.2

June 26

2.1, 2.2

June 27

2.3, 2.4

June 28

2.4, 2.5

June 29

July 2

3.1, 3.2

July 3

3.2, 3.3

July 4

Holiday

July 5

4.2, 4.3

July 6

July 9

4.3, 4.4

July 10

5.2

July 11

5.3, Review

July 12

Test 1

July 13

July 16

6.1

July 17

7.2

July 18

7.3

July 19

9.1

July 20

Last day to withdraw

July 23

9.2

July 24

9.3

July 25

10.1

July 26

11.2

July 27

July 30

11.3

July 31

11.4

Aug 1

12.2, Review

Aug 2

Test 2

Aug 3