Fall 2008

Theory of Numbers

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-24


Benjamin A. Hutz (Section 01)


An introduction to the theory of rational integers; divisibility, the unique factorization theorem; congruences, quadratic residues. Selections from the following topics: cryptology; Diophantine equations; asymptotic prime number estimates; continued fractions; algebraic integers. Four class hours per week. Offered in alternate years. Requisite: Mathematics 12 or consent of the instructor. Fall semester. Professor Hutz.