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.
Offerings2014-15: Offered in Spring 2015
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2016