Theory of Numbers
Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-250
Formerly listed as: MATH-24
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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: MATH 121 or consent of the instructor. Fall semester. Professor Cox.
Offerings2015-16: Offered in Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2015