**Homework for Number Theory **

M405: Spring 2012

**Homework:**

Homework is the most important part of this class.
Doing homework problems is crucial for doing well in this class.
Some homework problems will help you learn the material and demonstrate
this knowledge. Other problems will involve experiments and
open-ended investigation.
The process of doing homework will help you solve problems on the tests.
Homework is due every Friday at the beginning of class.
Late homework is only worth 50% of the total score.
Homework must be neat, legible, and stapled in order to receive credit.
I encourage you to brainstorm the problems in groups and write up your
solutions independently. Remember to explain all your work.

** HW 1: due Friday 1/27**

** HW 2: due Friday 2/3**

** HW 3: due Friday 2/10**

** HW 4: due Friday 2/17**

** HW 5: due Friday 2/24**

** HW 6: due Friday 4/6**

** HW 7: due Friday 4/13**

** HW 8: due Friday 4/20**

** Handout on finite fields and error-correcting codes: **

** HW 9: due Friday 5/4**