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.

(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