Courses: Introduction to Number Theory (MATHH202A01)

Fall 2007

An introduction to the classical theory of numbers. Topics include: primes and divisibility, congruences, the Chinese Remainder Theorem, quadratic reciprocity, sums of squares, Diophantine equations, continued fractions, approximation by rationals, Pell's equation. Time permitting, we will discuss arithmetic functions related tot the distribution of prime numbers. Emphasis will be placed on learning to generalize from examples to precise conjectures.

Syllabus: View course syllabus

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 115 or consent.

Fulfills: NA II

Department

Mathematics (Web site)

Taught By

Lynne Butler (Profile)

Location

Haverford, Link 205

Meeting Times

MF 12:30-2:00