o Approximate schedule and course syllabus
o Click here for this Fall MAC hours. Our TA is Xiaodan Zhou.
o Review sheet for final exam posted.
o Solutions to midterm 2 posted.
o Solutions to midterm 1 posted.
o HW 10 posted. Due by Friday December 9, 2011 (either hand it in class on Wednesday or slip it under my door by Friday.) This is a bonus homework. Only best 8 out of 10 homeworks will count. So you may not need to hand in HW10 if you have already done fine in the previous homeworks.
o HW 9 posted. It is due Wednesday after Thanksgiving.
o I corrected some typos I found in solution to a problem in practice problems for midterm 2 (page 2, Problem: find n>0 with phi(n) = 12).
o Some practice problems with solutions for midterm 2 posted.
o Info sheet for midterm 2 posted.
o HW8 posted. It is due on Monday Nov. 7.
o HW7 posted. It is due on Wednesday Oct. 26.
o HW6 posted. It is due on Wednesday Oct. 19.
o Some practice problems for midterm 1 (with solutions) posted.
o Solutions to selected homework problems posted. I also updated the info for the midterm 1.
o Info about midterm 1 posted. See below.
o Homework 5 posted. It is due Wed. Oct. 5. Sorry for delay. 5 days should be enough to finish this homework. I am available throughout the next week if you need help.
o Homework 4 posted. It is due Wed. Sep. 28.
o Homeworks 2 amd 3 posted. HW2 is due Wed. Sep 14, and HW3 is due Wed. Sep 21.
o First homework posted (see below). It is due Monday Sep. 12 in class. The homeworks are usually due on Wednesdays, but since HW1 is posted 2 days late I decided to extend the due date by few days.
o Midterm dates, final grade scheme (see below) and MAC hours of our TA (see above) posted.
Weekly homework and other online material
o Homework 1
o Homework 2 (from Rosen's Elementary number theory and its applications, 6th Ed.)
Section 1.4: 8, 34, 40
Section 1.5: 32, 36, 40, 42 (need bionomial expansion for n=5)
o Homework 3
Section 2.1: 2, 12, 28
Section 2.2: 8, 14
Section 2.3: 4, 6, 20
o Homework 4
o Homework 5
o Midterm 1 info
o Solutions to selected homework problems
o Some practice problems (with solutions) for midterm 1
o Homework 6
o Homework 7
o Homework 8
o Midterm 2 info
o Some practice problems (with solutions) for midterm 2
o Homework 9
o Homework 10
o Midterm 1 solutions
o Midterm 2 solutions
o Review sheet for final exam
Text: Elementary Number Theory and Its Applications, Kenneth H. Rosen, 6th edition
Time of lectures: Monday-Wednesdays 4:00PM - 5:15PM
Location of lectures: A522 Public Health-Crabtree
o There will be 2 midterms, one final exam, and weekly homeworks.
o Midterm 1: Wednesday October 12
o Midterm 2: Wednesday November 16
o Midterms are during the lectures and 1 hour and 15 min. long.
o Final grade is 50% final exam, 20% each midterm and 10% (best 10) homeworks.
Email: kavehk AT pitt.edu
Office: Thackeray #424
Office hours: 3:00PM-4:00PM MW or by appointment. You can drop by anytime, I am usually in.
Office phone: 412-624-8331