Elementary Analytic Number Theory
Instructor: Carl Pomerance (carl.pomerance at dartmouth.edu)
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Homework due Wednesday, May 27:
This course is an introduction to elementary analytic number theory. The primary theme is the prime number theorem and the role of elementary methods.
We shall follow the book of Paul Pollack, ``Not always buried deep", in particular Chapters 3, 4, 6, and 7.
Room: 004 Kemeny
We generally will not use the x-period, but it would be very good for students to attend the number theory seminar. This usually meets on Thursdays at 2:30 pm in Room 343 Kemeny, for 1 hour, though there will be a few weeks when it meets on Tuesdays instead of Thursdays.
There will be no class on Friday, April 17 and no class on Friday, April 24, nor office hours on the previous Thursdays.
Homework is due at the start
of the class period on the due date.
Homework due Wednesday, May 20:
Homework due Monday, May 11:
Homework due Monday, May 4:
Homework due Monday, April 27:
Homework due April 20.
Homework due Monday, April 13:
Homework due Monday, April 6.
There will be no exams, but students will be expected to make some presentations to the class.
Grades will be based on homework, class participation, and oral presentations.
Collaboration on homework is definitely allowed and even encouraged. However, it is tempting to think that you understand something that was figured out by your friend. When you hand in a solution, you should know it well enough that you could explain it to others. Please name others you worked with when handing in homework papers. Merely copying (electronic or otherwise) of another person's solutions, in whole or in part, is a violation of the Honor Code.
I encourage any students with disabilities, including "invisible" disabilities such as chronic diseases and learning disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with me, which might help you with this class, either after class or during office hours. Dartmouth College has an active program to help students with disabilities, and I am happy to do whatever I can to help out, as appropriate.
The Student Disabilities Coordinator, Nancy Pompian, can be reached at 6-2014 if you have any questions. Any student with a documented disability requiring academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with me by the end of the second week of the term. All discussions will remain confidential, although the Academic Skills Center may be consulted to verify the documentation of the disability and advise on an appropriate response to the need. It is important, however, that you talk to me soon, so that I can make whatever arrangements might be needed in a timely fashion.