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Course Descriptions

The curriculum of the program in the Department of Mathematics is designed to provide a broad education in both theoretical and applied mathematics. It also develops the scientific knowledge and the problem solving, computing, and communications skills that are critical to a successful mathematically based career.

MA 478 - Topics in Number Theory

  • Credit Hours: 4R-0L-4C
  • Term Available: Arranged
  • Prerequisites: MA 378 or MA 375 or MA 374 or consent of the instructor
  • Corequisites: None

Advanced topics in Number Theory. Topics may include elliptic curve cryptography, the Fermat-Wiles Theorem, elliptic curves, modular forms, p-adic numbers, Galois theory, diophantine approximations, analytic number theory, algebraic number theory. A student may take the course for credit more than once provided the topics are different.

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