MAS 4203 Number Theory

This course shows students how to explore relationships and formulate conjectures in the areas of divisibility, congruence, Diophantine equations, the Euclidean algorithm, and number-theoretic functions. Formal proofs are developed to support these conjectures. Other topics include the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic and classical theorems of number theory.

Development of mathematical thinking is emphasized.

3 credits

Prerequisites

MAC 2313, MHF 3202