Class InfoClass Number: Math 235002Dates: Sep 4 2015  Dec 7 2015 Room: NS 218 Meeting time:
Purpose: Introduction to Number Theory Text: Peter J. Cameron, A Course on Number Theory 

Week  Chapters  Topics 
1  1  Overview 
2  2  Algebraic Numbers 
3  3.12  Finite Continued Fractions 
4  3.34  Convergents 
5  4.13  Infinite Continued Fractions 
6  4.45  Approximation 
7  Midterm Exam  
8  5  Periodic Continued Fractions 
9  6  Lagrange and Pell 
10  7  Euler's Totient Function 
11  8  Quadratic Residues 
12  9  Sums of Squares 
13  10  Quadratic Forms 
14  11  Revision 
15  Final Exam. 
Attendance  10% 
Midterm:  40% 
Final:  50% 