COURSE : MATH 4043 - NUMBER THEORY

Section 01 MWF: 11-11:50 AM

PREREQUISITE: MATH 3003 ("C" or better presumed)

PROFESSOR: Dr. Sharp, BB 328

TEXT: Elementary Number Theory (5th Edition), by Burton

CHAPTERS AND SECTIONS: Selected topics from Chapters 1-13

 

MATH 4043-5043-NUMBER THEORY-(FA 05)

 

(I) HOMEWORK:

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

 

(V) PROFESSOR:

DR. SHARP, BB 328; E-MAIL: jsharp@westga.edu

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