Honors Math 3392 Number Theory Syllabus

Honors Math 3392 Number Theory Syllabus - Syllabus Course...

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1 Syllabus Course Information Instructor Information Semester – Fall 2010 Name – Max Warshauer Course – Honors Math 3392V Office – ASB South 110 Section – 1 Telephone – 245-2935 Class Time – MW 12:30-1:50 Email – [email protected] Class Room – Lampasas 502B Office Hours – MW 10-12 Index: @368363 or by appointment Course Title – Honors Elementary Number Theory Course Description – Elementary Number Theory is ideally suited for the honors program because students at different levels of mathematical maturity can all participate in and learn from such a course. Students begin by studying simple ideas about the integers, where they already have a well-developed intuition. To paraphrase David Gries (The Science of Programming), one should never take basic principles for granted, for it is only through careful application of simple fundamental ideas that progress is made. The division algorithm is studied in detail, and is seen to have far- reaching consequences throughout the course. Done repeatedly, it yields Euclid’s
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