Math 586, Fall 2014


Instructor:  Paul Jenkins
Office:  320 TMCB, 801-422-5868
Lecture:  9:00-9:50 AM MWF, 121 TMCB
Office hours:  3-3:50 PM MWF or by appointment
Textbook:  Number Fields, Daniel A. Marcus, Springer, ISBN 0-387-90279-1

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Grading:  Homework 50%, take-home midterm exam 20%, take-home final exam 30%. Grades will be available on BYU Learning Suite.
Homework:  Homework will be due at 5:00 PM in the box outside my office on the next class day.  Homework assignments will be posted on the course website. Late homework will not be accepted.  Working in groups on homework is encouraged, but each student should write up each problem, without looking at other students’ written solutions. Using solutions to homework problems found online is specifically prohibited.

Learning Outcomes: See the Math 586 page on the BYU math website.

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