Math 25
Elementary Number Theory

Last updated August 02, 2011 13:48:42 EDT

General Information Syllabus HW Assignments

General Information

The Textbook Scheduled Lectures Instructors
Examinations Homework Policy Grades
Honor Principle   Disabilities


Elementary Number Theory by Gareth A. Jones and J. Mary Jones
(Available at Wheelock Books)

Scheduled Lectures

T. R. Shemanske
MWF 11:15 - 12:20
(x-hour) Tu 12 - 12:50
028 Haldeman Center


Professor T. R. Shemanske
Office: 337 Kemeny Hall
Office Hours: here
Phone: 646 - 3179 or e-mail (preferred)


There will be two "midterm examinations" and a final examination. The hour exams will come in two parts, an in-class portion in the xhour, followed by a take-home portion handed out in the x-hour and due the next day. The exams are scheduled as follows:

Exam 1 October 20/21, 2009 In class / Take home exam
Exam 2 November 10/11, 2009 In class / Take home exam
Final Exam Monday, Dec 7, 2009 3 - 6pm

Homework Policy


The course grade will be based upon the scores on the midterm exam, homework, and the final exam as follows:

Midterm Exams 200 points
Homework 100 points
Final Exam 150 points
Total 450 points

The Honor Principle

On Homework: Students are encouraged to work together to do homework problems. What is important is a student's eventual understanding of homework problems, and not how that is achieved. The honor principle applies to homework in the following way. What a student turns in as a homework solution is to be his or her own understanding of how to do the problem. Students must state what sources they have consulted, with whom they have collaborated, and from whom they have received help. Students are discouraged from using solutions to problems that may be posted on the web, and as just stated, must reference them if they use them. The solutions you submit must be written by you alone. Any copying (electronic or otherwise) of another person's solutions, in whole or in part, is a violation of the Honor Code.

Moreover, if in working with someone they have provided you with an important idea or approach, they should be explicitly given credit in your writeup. Hints I give in office hours need not be cited. Note: It is not sufficient to annotate your paper with a phrase like ``I worked with Joe on all the problems.'' Individual ideas are to be credited at each instance; they represent intellectual property.

On Exams: Students may not receive assistance of any kind from any source (living, published, electronic, etc), except the professor, and may not give assistance to anyone. Matters of clarification are to be left to the professor.

If you have any questions as to whether some action would be acceptable under the Academic Honor Code, please speak to me, and I will be glad to help clarify things. It is always easier to ask beforehand.

Disabilities, Religious Observances, etc.

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.

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.

Some students may wish to take part in religious observances that occur during this academic term. If you have a religious observance that conflicts with your participation in the course, please meet with me before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.

T. R. Shemanske
Last updated August 02, 2011 13:48:42 EDT