640:356 - Theory of Numbers

Rutgers University, Spring 2015

Anders Buch (asbuch at math dot rutgers period edu)

TF3, Tuesday and Friday 12:00 - 1:20 PM in BE-250 (LIV)

NOTE: Office hours are in Hill 234 from now on.

Course web site:



Kenneth Rosen, Elementary Number Theory (6th ed., ISBN 13: 978-0-321-50031-1)


Office Hours:

Tuesday 1:30-2:30 PM and Wednesday 12:30-1:30 PM in Hill 234.


Midterm 1, Tuesday March 3 in class, 20% (announcement)
Midterm 2, Tuesday April 14 in class, 20% (announcement)
Final Exam, Thursday May 07, 12:00-3:00 PM in BE-250, 40% (announcement)
Weekly Homeworks, 20% total.

Homework Policy:

1) Late homework is not accepted.

2) It is fine to discuss the problems with others, but writeups must be individual. If you have received help for solving a problem, then cite your source(s).

Homework assignments will appear on the course web site.

Assigned homework sets:

Homework set 1 due February 6 in class.
Homework set 2 due February 13 in class.
Homework set 3 due February 20 in class.
Homework set 4 due February 27 in class.
Practice problems 5. Do not turn in.
Homework set 6 due March 13 in class.
Homework set 7 due March 27 in class.
Homework set 8 due April 7 in class.
Homework set 9 due April 10 in class.
Practice problems 10. Do not turn in.
Homework set 11 due April 28 in class.
Practice problems 12. Do not turn in.