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Rensselaer Catalog 2023-2024
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MATH 4020 - Introduction to Number Theory


Topics include the history of number representation systems, divisibility, greatest common divisor and prime factorization, linear Diophantine equations, congruences, and condition congruences. Additional topics may be chosen from cryptology, the perpetual calendar, hashing functions, computer operations and complexity, continued fractions, multiplicative functions, primitive roots, pseudo-random numbers, nonlinear Diophantine equations, Fermat’s last theorem, algebraic numbers, and approximation of numbers by rationals.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 1020 .

When Offered: Spring term odd-numbered years.

Credit Hours: 4



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