MTH 425/525 Number Theory (3) MPC

Study of patterns that arise when whole numbers are added, multiplied, subtracted, and factored. A variety of ideas from algebra, geometry, calculus, and set theory contribute to the solution of such problems, and number theory provides surprising connections among these ideas. Once thought to be "pure" mathematics, without applications, number theory is now highly valued in industry and government for its use in encoding and decoding secure transmissions of information.

Prerequisite: MTH 421 or permission of instructor.

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