Fall 2021 Number Theory
Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-250
Formerly listed as: MATH-24
Course (Login required) Faculty Gregory S. Call (Section 01) Description
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. Four class hours per week. Offered in alternate years.
Requisite: MATH 121 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 25 students. Fall semester. Professor Call.
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. Students with documented disabilities who will require accommodations in this course should be in consultation with Accessibility Services and reach out to the faculty member as soon as possible to ensure that accommodations can be made in a timely manner.
If Overenrolled: Priority to pre-registered students, math majors, and juniors and seniors. Keywords
Course times and locations MATH 250 - LEC Section 01 M 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM SMUD 207 W 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM SMUD 207 F 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM SMUD 207 MATH 250 - DIS Section 01 Tu 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM SMUD 207 Textbooks
Below are the textbooks used in this course, along with pricing information and availability at local bookstores. The price range shown is based upon queries to multiple online booksellers; click on the the price field to see detailed pricing information.
This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
9780131861374 A Friendly Introduction To Number Theory Pearson Silverman, Joseph H. 4th edition Amherst Books From $9.16-$43.96
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Amherst Books. If Overenrolled
Priority to pre-registered students, math majors, and juniors and seniors.