**MA214** **NUMBER THEORY** **Spring
1998**

**PROFESSOR**: George L. Ashline

**TEXTBOOK**: Dudley. **Elementary Number Theory**, second edition, W.H. Freeman
and Company.

**CLASS MEETS**: M, W, F from 8:30-9:20 AM in Jeanmarie 373

**OFFICE**: Jeanmarie 261, Phone: 654-2434

**OFFICE HOURS**: M,W from 1:30 to 3 PM and T,F from 1:30 to 2:30 PM; additionally,
feel free to make appointments for other times.

**H****OMEWORK**: Problems will be assigned regularly. Each problem set
will have a specified due date. LATE PROBLEM SETS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. You are strongly
encouraged to keep up with the material on your problem sets. If you are having difficulty
with some of the new concepts, try to resolve your questions early on before they have a
chance to grow. You are welcome to stop by my office to ask questions and discuss what is
going on.

**EXAMS**: There will be three in-class exams during the semester and a
comprehensive final exam. The __tentative__ schedule for the exams is:

Exam 1 | Friday, February 6 | |

Exam 2 | Friday, March 13 | |

Exam 3 | Friday, April 17 | |

Final Exam | Monday, May 4; 9-11:30 AM |

Absence from an exam without an official excuse will result in no credit being given
for that exam. If you know of a conflict with any of the exam times, let me know of it as
soon as possible __before__ the exam is to take place.

**GRADING**: Grades will be based on homework and on the four exams according to the
following distribution:

Homework | 120 points | |

Highest 2 semester exams | 200 points | |

Lowest semester exam | 50 points | |

Final Exam | 110 points |

Thus, the final grade will be based on a total of 480 points. If there are any changes made in the above information (for example, a test date being moved), it is your responsibility to know them.