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MATH 3527 - Number Theory |

Introduces number theory. Topics include linear diophantine equations, congruences, design of magic squares, Fermat’s little theorem, Euler’s formula, Euler’s phi function, computing powers and roots in modular arithmetic, the RSA encryption system, primitive roots and indices, and the law of quadratic reciprocity. As time permits, may cover diophantine approximation and Pell’s equation, elliptic curves, points on elliptic curves, and Fermat’s last theorem. Prereq. MATH 1242, MATH 1252, or MATH 1342.
4.000 Credit hours 4.000 Lecture hours Levels: Undergraduate Schedule Types: Lecture Mathematics Department Course Attributes: NU Core Math/Anly Think Lvl 2, UG College of Science Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Undergraduate Prerequisites: Undergraduate level MATH 1342 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MATH 1242 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MATH 1252 Minimum Grade of D- |

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