Elementary Number Theory
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
Divisibility, primes, congruences, arithmetic functions, primitive roots, quadratic residues, basic representation and decimals, and a selection from the following topics: Pythagorean triples, representation as sums of squares, infinite descent, rational and irrational numbers, distribution of primes.
Note: For Mathematics Majors and Honours students, and for students planning to teach mathematics in secondary schools.
Prerequisites: 122 or 212 or 233C; 3.0 units of 200-level courses offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
Undergraduate course in Mathematics offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the Faculty of Science.