## Course information for Math 504 |

Instructor | Jennifer Johnson-Leung |

303 Brink Hall | |

jenfns@uidaho.edu |

**Class Times**

TTh 1:30-2:50, Brink Seminar Room

**Office Hours**
MTh 3-4pm

**Text**
Marcus __Number Fields__

**Course Description**

This is a special topics course on algebraic number theory. While it would be possible (and perhaps advisable) to run a full year graduate course on this topic replete with weekly homework exercises and exams, it is not feasible for us at this time. Rather we will be reading through a very nice text together. Our main object of study in this class is the ring of algebraic integers in a number field. We will not venture in to local methods at this time, but if there is sufficient interest, we may consider this topic in a later semester.

**Grading Policies:**

**Homework:**
Homework exercises will be assigned in class regularly. Most exercises will be discussed in class, but a subset of exercises will be handed in, most likely in two assignments.

**Exams:**
There will be one exam, which will be a take-home exam.

**Presentations:**
In lieu of a final exam, each student will give a presentation on a topic near the end of the semester. Students are responsible for making an appointment with me to choose/assign your topic. I suggest first looking at chapters 7 and 8 of our text for ideas.

**Collaboration:**
You are *encouraged* to collaborate on solving the problems given as homework. However, the solutions should be written on your own and in your own words. *There is no collaboration on exams*.

**Point Distribution:**

Homework – 25%

Presentations 25%

Exam – 25%

Participation– 25%

*If you have a documented need for accommodations such as extra time on exams, you should discuss this with me as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary arrangements. *

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