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Number Theory

Instructor
Zhuang
 

Mathematical properties of the integers and related sets, including divisibility properties, prime numbers and their distribution, congruences, diophantine equations, arithmetic functions, primitive roots, and quadratic residues. Introduces methods of proof and emphasizes writing clear mathematical arguments.

Satisfies the Mathematical and Quantitative Thought requirement.


Prerequisites:

Mathematics 150 or Mathematics 160 or permission of the instructor. (Spring)