Topics in Mathematics: Number Theory
This course will focus on the mathematics of integers: Factorization of integers, Euclidean algorithm, Fermat’s and Euler’s theorems, applications to cryptology. We will learn to use arithmetic functions: the divisor function, Euler’s totient function, the Mobius function and inversion, quadratic residues and reciprocity, representations of integers as sums of squares, Pell’s equation, and continued fractions.
MATH 380 B1
Course Format Description
Class will meet in person, with possible rotation of attendance to allow for distancing. Office hours in person with distancing.