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Number Theory

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-250

Formerly listed as: MATH-24

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Faculty

Gregory S. Call (Section 01)

Description

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.

Keywords

Quantitative Reasoning

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Spring 2018
Other years: Offered in Fall 2010, Fall 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019