# JHR's MA378 page

## MA378 Number Theory

MTRF 5, G220
John Rickert, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Office: G-215A, Crapo Hall
Phone: (812) 877-8473
CM: 141
e-mail: john.rickert@rose-hulman.edu
Schedule

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The main goal in this class is to have you (the student) perform as an active learner. To do this you will need to do the exercises, raise questions about structures that you are studying, create hypotheses and test these hypotheses.

The textbook for this class is An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers, 5th Ed., by Niven, Zuckerman and Montgomery.

#### Homework

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For Tuesday, March 8: Section 1.2 #2,11,13,50,53.
For Thursday, March 10: Turn in the Section 1.2 exercises. Work exercises Section 1.3 #9,26,27,32.
For Friday, March 11: Work exercises Section 1.3 #48; Section 1.4 #1,2,3,7,8.
For Monday, March 14: Work exercises Section 2.1 #1,5,9,13. Turn in these exercises on Tuesday.
For Tuesday, March 15. : Turn in Exercises Section 2.1 #1,5,9,13.
Work exercises Section 2.1 #6,11,14,19,20.
For Thursday, March 17: Work exercises Section 2.1 #23,27,28*,30*,44,45. In #28 and #30 replace the exponenet 400 with the exponent 4*10400.
For Friday, March 18: Work on the automorphic numbers worksheet.
For Monday, March 21: Turn in the automorphic numbers problems. Be sure to include the name of everyone in the group working on that set. Section 2.2 #4,5,14.
For Tuesday, March 22: Section 2.3 #9,14,34,37,45. Turn in these exercises on Thursday.
For Thursday, March 24: Turn in the Section 2.3 exercises. Work Section 2.4 #4.
For Friday, March 25: Work Section 2.4 #14,15,16.

For Monday, March 28: Work the RSA encryption exercises. They are to be turned in by Monday, April 11.
For Tuesday, March 29: Work exercises Section 2.6 #3,6,9.
For Thursday, March 31: Work exercises Section 2.7 #2,4,6,12.
For Friday, April 1: Work exercises Section 2.8 #6,10,19,23.

For Monday, April 11: Turn in the RSA encrypton homework. For Tuesday, April 12: Work exercises Section 2.9 #1,4.
For Thursday, April 14: Work exercises Section 2.10 #1,4,7.
For Friday, April 15: Section 2.11 #1,6,15,16,22.

For Tuesday, April 19: Section 3.1 #4.
For Thursday, April 21: Section 3.1 #7,16; Section 3.2 #1.

For Tuesday, April 26: Section 3.4 #1,4.
For Friday, April 29: Section 3.5 #1,2,5.
For Friday, May 6: Section 4.2 #1,5,8,16,20; Sec 4.3 #1,3. Turn in these exercises on Tuesday.
For Tuesday, May 10: Turn in the Chapter 4 exercises.
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#### Sequences

1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,...
1,4,9,16,25,36,49,64,81,100,...
1,3,6,10,15,12,28,36,45,55...
1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89...

#### Questions from class

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#### Random notes

There are 3 in-class exams each worth 15%.
There is a paper worth 10%.
The final exam is worth 30%.
Quizzes and Homework is worth 15%.
There may be two types of quizzes -- announced and unannounced.

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