Academic Level:

Undergraduate

Department:

Mathematics

Subject:

Mathematics

Prerequisites:

Corequisites:

None

Credits:

3

An account of classical number theory as well as some of the historical background in which number theory evolved. Especially intended for prospective secondary teachers to provide familiarity with the number theory and basic concepts of mathematical proofs and reasoning: the division algorithm, the Euclidean algorithm, primes and their distribution, the theory of congruence, Mobius inversion, perfect numbers, the Fermat Conjecture, and Fibonacci numbers. 3 credits PREREQUISITE: MAT 152 OR MAT 160.