Fall 2010

Theory of Numbers

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-24


David A. Cox (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 Cox.


2016-17: Offered in Spring 2017
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018