Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-250
David Zureick-Brown (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.
How to handle overenrollment: Preference is given to math majors.
Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Problem sets, In-class group work, In-class quizzes or exams, Take-home exams.
Tu 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM
Th 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM