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Elementary Number Theory

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Divisibility, primes and their distributions, the Euclidean algorithm, perfect numbers, Fermat's Theorem, Diophantine equations, applications to cryptography.

Text: 

Elementary Number Theory: Primes, Congruences and Secrets,Stein, Springer, 2010.

Prerequisite: 

 MATH 122.

Credit Hours: 
3

Chapters to be covered:

1. Prime Numbers

2. The Ring of Integers Modulo n

3. Public-key Cryptography

4. Quadratic Reciprocity

(Bayer 2013 )

Frequency: 
Irregularly

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