# Fall 2012 MATH 115 001 LEC

Section | Days/Time | Location | Instructor | CCN |
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001 LEC | TuTh 1230-2P | 3113 ETCHEVERRY (effective 09/11/12) | RIBET, K A | 54235 |

Units/Credit | Final Exam Group | Enrollment |
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4 | 17: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012 8-11A | Limit:40 Enrolled:35 Waitlist:0 Avail Seats:5 [on 11/02/12] |

**Prerequisites:** 53 and 54.

**Syllabus:** Divisibility, congruences, numerical functions, theory of primes. Topics selected: Diophantine analysis, continued fractions, partitions, quadratic fields, asymptotic distributions, additive problems.

**Midterm exams: **Exams will be given in class on *September 20* and *October 25*. Please do not plan to travel on those dates.

**Office:** 885 Evans Hall

**Office Hours:** To be announced

**Required Text:** An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers, Fifth Edition by Ivan Niven, H. S. Zuckerman and Hugh L. Montgomery.

**Recommended Reading:** If you get frustrated with the textbook, you might want to consult an old web page that lists alternative references. Just ask me and I'll supply a few more ideas.

**Grading:** I will use the time-honored grading scheme that computes letter grades from a composite grade in which homework counts for 20%, the midterms count for 15% each and the final exam counts for 50%.

**Homework:** Assigned weekly. Assignments will carry equal weight and each student's lowest score will be dropped.

**Course Webpage:** http://math.berkeley.edu/~ribet/115/ . The course will be updated before the beginning of the fall, 2012 semester.