MS 221. Number Theory. 3 Hours.
In this course, students will explore the structure and properties of the Integers and some natural generalizations. Topics covered include unique factorization into primes, modular arithmetic, Fermat’s Little Theorem and its applications, and may also include quadratic reciprocity, simple arithmetic functions, diophantine equations, factorization methods, primality testing, and cryptography. Prerequisite(s): MS 141 or MS 180 or MS 181 or MS 182.