MATH 313
Introduction to Number Theory
Last Offered Spring 2023
Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
This course is not offered in the current catalog

Class Details

The study of numbers dates back thousands of years, and is fundamental in mathematics. In this course, we will investigate both classical and modern questions about numbers. In particular, we will explore the integers, and examine issues involving primes, divisibility, and congruences. We will also look at the ideas of numbers and primes in more general settings, and consider fascinating questions that are simple to understand, but can be quite difficult to answer.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 30
Expected: 30
Class#: 3453
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Problem sets and exams
Prerequisites: MATH 250 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Students who have not taken Math 355 and seniors who need the course to complete the major and have no other options.
Distributions: Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
QFR Notes: This course requires working with various number systems, performing explicit computations, and proving mathematical results using logical reasoning practices.

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