Math 350  Elementary Number Theory
Fall 2005
 Office: DRL 4C3
 Office hours: M 33:30; W 33:30; Th 23, or by
appointment
 Telephone: (215) 8985974
 Email address: tongliu@math.upenn.edu
 Lectures: M W F 23PM in DRL A5
Sep. 8 We will not have textbook until the week after the next week, I will copy the part of book to you. Also I have reserve
the bookbook in MathPhysics/AstronomyLibrary.
Oct. 16 For the midterm exam, a 3 X 5 card is allowed. No caculators.
 Textbook:

Kenneth Rosen:
Elementary Number Theory, Addison Wesley, 5th edition, 2005.
 Homework will be mostly taken out of this book,
and it will serve as the main reference for the lectures.

 Homework:
 Homework is an extremely important part of this
course. Homework problems will be posted on
this page every Monday. They should be turned in in the Beginning of the class
on Monday of the following week. Extra credit problems will
be available sometimes.

You may work together in small groups of your own choosing on these
problems, although each student's writeup should be his/her own. On
each assignment you hand in, write down the names of anyone you
collaborated with.
 Projetcts:
 Group projects to be presented to the class near the
end of the semester, with written versions to be handed in by the group.
Suggested topics.
 Exams:
 There will be a midterm exam and a final exam, the latter will
be cumulative. The Midterm Exam is scheduled in class for Friday, October 20th, 2006.
 Filnal Exam:

TBA
 Grades:
 Approximate Grading Weights:
 35%  Homework
 25%  Group projects
 15%  Midterm exam
 25%  Final exam
 Participating in class and working on extra credit problems will help improve your grade.
Late work will NOT be accepted. Exception: illness
or other
serious and verifiable reasons.
You can check your homework grades here:
Here are some number
theory links:
A terrific link about the Golden Ratio and Fibonacci numbers!
Euclid's Elements
The Prime Page
Sep. 3rd, 2006