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Course Information

Course Description Textbook Scheduled Lectures Instructor & Office Hours Homework Policy
Grading Examinations Honor Principle Special Needs

Course Description

From the ORC: In particular, we will spend the majority of the term on the following topics: We will also make the occasional foray into selected historical topics and settings in number theory.


Elementary Number Theory, 5th Ed., by Kenneth H. Rosen.

Avaliable at Wheelock Books or at

Scheduled Lectures

This class is scheduled during the 11 hour: The x-hour will be used as needed to keep pace with the syllabus and text material. Please keep this time available.

NOTE: We are currently scheduled to meet in Bradley 103 through the third week of October.

Instructor & Office Hours

 Instructor:   Erik Tou
 Office:   1-S Bradley Hall / 243 Kemeny Hall
Office Hours:  M: 2:30-3:30 pm
T: 12-1 pm
W: 2-3 pm
Th: 10-11 am

Homework Policy

Homework will be assigned weekly, and will be due each Wednesday at the beginning of class.

Homework Policies: Some Advice:


The course grade will be based upon scores on the homework, two midterm exams and the final exam.


As described above, there will be two midterm exams worth 100 points each, and a final exam worth 150 points. All exams will likely be given as take-home exams, though I reserve the right to make changes to this policy. The exams are (tentatively) scheduled as follows.
Some things to note:

Honor Principle

On Exams and/or Quizzes: No help can be given or received. No calculators are allowed.

On Homework: Working together is permitted and encouraged, but NO COPYING. You are welcome to work in groups to discuss the ideas and specific problems (also feel free to discuss with your instructor, tutors, and anyone else you may find). However, each student is expected to produce the final written homework set individually and independently.

Any violation of the Honor Principle will be addressed according to Dartmouth College guidelines.

Special Needs

Students with special needs who will be taking this course and may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see their instructor as soon as possible, certainly within the first two weeks of the course. Also, they should stop by the
Academic Skills Center in Collis Center to register for support services.