**189-346 / 377B:** Number Theory

**Professor:** Henri Darmon

**Classes: ** MWF 1:30-2:30, BH 920.

**Student presentations: ** Friday 2:30-3:30, BH 920.

**Extra Tutorial hour: ** Wednesday 10:30-11:30, BH 1214.

**Useful Links:**

Henri Darmon's web page:
http://www.math.mcgill.ca/~darmon

Math 346 / 377B:
http://www.math.mcgill.ca/~darmon/courses/nt/nt.html

**Office hours: **

Henri Darmon: MW 12:30-1:30 in room 1221

**Required Text:** William J. LeVeque,
Fundamentals of Number Theory,
Dover Books.

*Note*: Because of the unexpectedly high enrolment in the course, the
bookstore has run out of textbooks.
* The book can be ordered from the web, (just click on the title above).
*

**Syllabus**: This course will cover the standard
syllabus for an
introductory undergraduate course in number theory.
The content and pace will be challenging:
emphasis will be placed on rigorous proofs, and on developping
mathematical
maturity and problem-solving skills.

** Grading Scheme **: 40% Bi-weekly
assignments ,
40%
term project,
20% class participation.

The class participation grade will be based primarily on two ingredients:

1. A 30-minute presentation that each student will give
in class of their project, during the extra
"tutorial hour"
that will start meeting on a regular basis around mid-February.

2. Your contributions and solutions (by email or in-class) to the
questions that I will be mentionning in
class and posting on this web page.