COURSE : MATH 4043 - NUMBER THEORY
Section 01 – MWF: 11-11:50 AM
PREREQUISITE: MATH 3003 ("C" or better presumed)
PROFESSOR: Dr. Sharp, BB 328
Number Theory (5th Edition), by
CHAPTERS AND SECTIONS: Selected topics from Chapters 1-13
MATH 4043-5043-NUMBER THEORY-(FA 05)
Specifically assigned homework problems will be discussed in class and simulated on exams. There will be no memorized problems, and homework will not routinely be taken up for a grade.
However, occasionally selected homework problems may be taken up and graded as described in (II). IT IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE COURSE
WITHOUT DOING HOMEWORK ON A DAILY BASIS. PLEASE TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES DURING CLASS!!
(II) CLASS PRESENTATIONS:
Each student will be required to make an occasional class presentation AND/OR turn in some specific homework problem(s). These efforts will be graded as follows:
A(5),B(4),C(3),D(2),F(0). At the end of the term, the average score on class presentations/homework will be added to your final daily course average.
(III) TESTS: ( NO MAKE-UP TESTS !!! )
(A) EXAMS: There will be three or four 100 point exams
(USUALLY ON WEDNESDAYS [MAY OVERLAP
MONDAYS OR FRIDAYS]).
(B) FINAL EXAM: A comprehensive final exam will be given on
Monday (12/12/05) at 11:00 AM -1:00 PM.
(C) GRADING: 90 - 100: A
80 - 89: B
70 - 79: C
60 -69: D
Below 60: F
(D) "W" DEADLINE: The last day to withdraw with a "W" is OCTOBER 13.
NOTE: Your daily average will be 2/3 of your final grade and your final exam
score will be 1/3 of your final grade.
(IV) ATTENDANCE: Roll will be taken daily.
(A) ABSENCES: 0 - 5 Acceptable
6 EXCESSIVE ( "WF" )
(B) TARDIES: 3 Tardies = 1 Absence
DR. SHARP, BB 328; E-MAIL:
PHONE:678-839-4138 (MY OFFICE) or 678-839-6489 (MATH DEPT)
OFFICE HOURS :
M,W,F: 10:00-11:00 AM
T: 8:50-9:30 AM, 10:20-12:00 NOON
M,W: 12:00 NOON - 1:30 PM
AND BY APPOINTMENT