## Math 356.01 Syllabus Fall 2006

Theory of Numbers

Instructor’s Name: Andrew Sills

Instructor’s Office: Hill Center 242

URL:
www.math.rutgers.edu/~asills

Instructor’s Telephone Number: (732) 445-3488

Instructor’s Office Hours: Tuesdays 5-6:20 and by appointment

e-mail: asills [at] math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu

Textbook: *Number Theory*,
by George E. Andrews, Dover, ISBN 0-486-68252-8

**Prerequisite:** Math 251.

There will be two in-class exams during the semester and a cumulative final
exam
during finals
week.

**Grades**

- Exam #1: 100 pts
- Exam #2: 100 pts
- Final: 200 pts
- Other activities (possibly including collected homework, quizzes, computer
project):
100 pts

One practical incentive for
reading the book and doing the homework is that quite a few of the quiz and
exam problems will be modeled on worked examples from the book or from assigned
homework problems.

**Makeup policy**

It is important to take the examinations as scheduled.
A makeup exam will **only** be given in the **rare**
case of a student who has a documented emergency, and has made every
reasonable effort to contact the professor before the exam.

**Important tips for getting a good grade:**

Do the homework and prepare for the quizzes. A good deal
of material is covered in Math 356 (as in all math courses)
and it pays to be organized in your approach to the course.
Most students will find it difficult catch up after falling behind.

It is important to take the examinations on the day when they are given.
Makeup exams will only be given to students who have valid medical excuses.

Please don't beg the instructor for mercy at
the end of the semester.
The only way to get the grade you want is to earn
the appropriate grades during the semester on tests, quizzes,
and homework assignments.