**Math 319: Theory of Numbers**

**Office Hours:**

Unless otherwise noted, all office hours will be held in my office, 326C South Hall. My office hours are at the following times:

**Mondays: 5:45-6:45pm** in 336 South Hall. This is a problem session specifically for Number Theory students. We will be in a larger classroom in hopes of higher turnout.

**Thursdays: 2-3pm** in my office (326C South Hall)

**Thursdays: 3-3:30pm** off-topic office hour in my office (326C South Hall). This office hour is specifically for off-topic questions. For example, if you have a question about the Riemann Hypothesis, careers in mathematics, applications of linear algebra, or how a class problem relates to deeper mathematics, this is the time and place.

**Appointments:** If you are not available during my regular office hours and need to schedule an appointment with me outside of class, please first check my schedule on my website. Then e-mail a list of the appointment times you are available so I can schedule a one-time extra office hour (there may be other requests, and I will likely invite the whole class). I expect that you’ve already asked or consulted someone about the problem. Working with other students challenges your own understanding and can solve minor misunderstandings.

**In office hours,** feel free to drop by and just hang out, though it is best to come
with a list of questions. Its best to use your homework to figure
out what *types* of problems
you have trouble with and to isolate which *part *of
the problems are causing that trouble. When working on your
homework, I recommend (1) writing down the problems you don't
understand, (2) going back and looking for common characteristics of
these problems, (3) grouping them into problem types, (4)
re-attempting the problems with your newfound knowledge, and finally
(5) coming to me with well-thought out questions.

**Syllabus:**

Short version.

Standard version.

**Homework:**

Most homework assignments will be in the form of problem sets. You may also receive credit for one posting per week on the mycourses discussion forum.
At the moment I am posting problem sets as pdfs on
Mycourses under course materials. Please contact me if you have trouble viewing these.

**Maple files:**

Experiments for discussion question 2.5 & 2.6

Experiment for discussion question 1.8

RSA Worksheet

RSA Worksheet

**Links:**

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