Number Theory

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Honor Principle Special Considerations


Elementary Number Theory by Gareth A. Jones and J. Mary Jones (ISBN: 3-540-76197-7)

Scheduled Lectures

MWF 11:30 - 12:35
(x-hour) Tu 12:15 - 13:05
Room: 108 Kemeny Hall


Naomi Tanabe   (email)
Office: 315 Kemeny Hall
Office Hours:
     M 3:45 - 4:45 PM
     Tu 1:30 - 2:30 PM
     F 1:00 - 2:00 PM
        or by appointment


There will be two midterm examinations and a final examination.

Date Time Room
Exam 1 Thursday, October 6 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Exam 2 Thusrsday, October 27 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Final Exam Sunday, November 20 3:00 - 6:00 PM

Please note that the final examination is scheduled by the registrar. It will not be given early to accommodate individual travel plans.

Homework Policy


The course grade will be computed as follows:

Percentage of the Grade
Midterms 45%
Homework 15%
Participation 5%
Final Exam 35%

The Honor Principle

Cooperation on exams is, obviously, not permitted.

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 on homework: 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. It is a violation of the honor code to copy solutions from problems posted on the web or book or any other source. 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. For example, it is a breach of the honor code to read the solutions of someone else in order to write your solution.

The honor principle on exams: Students may not give or receive assistance of any kind on an exam from any person except for the professor or someone explicitly designated by the professor to answer questions about the exam.

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

Special Considerations

We encourage any students with disabilities, including "invisible" disabilities such as chronic diseases and learning disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with your instructor, 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 we are happy to do whatever we can to help out, as appropriate.

Any student with a documented disability requiring academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with their instructor by the end of the second week of the term. All discussions will remain confidential, although the Student Accessibility Services 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 us soon, so that we 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 your instructor before the end of the second week of the term to discuss appropriate accommodations.

Naomi Tanabe
Last updated September 8, 2016