Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-250
Formerly listed as: MATH-24
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Gregory S. Call (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. Limited to 25 students. Spring semester. Professor Call.
If Overenrolled: Priority to pre-registered students, math majors, and juniors and seniors.