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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.