MATH 487

Number Theory

Mathematics College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Course Description

Foundations; congruences; quadratic reciprocity; unique factorization, prime distribution or Diophantine equations.

When Taught

Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

A first course in number theory

Learning Outcome

Students should know all relevant definitions, correct statements of the major theorems (including their hypotheses and limitations), and examples and non-examples of the various concepts. The students should be able to demonstrate their mastery by solving non-trivial problems related to these concepts, and by proving simple (but non-trivial) theorems about the below concepts, related to, but not identical to, statements proven by the text or instructor. For more detailed information visit Math 487 Wiki page.