MATH 520 Number Theory (Graduate)

Number theory is the study of properties and relationships of numbers, especially the positive integers. Topics in elementary number theory include divisibility properties of integers, properties of primes, congruences, quadratic reciprocity, and integer solutions to basic equations (e.g. Diophantine equations). Even though number theory is one of the oldest disciplines in mathematics, it has been a contributor to solving many modern practical problems in areas such as coding theory, cryptography, and information technology. In this course students will demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental results in elementary number theory and extend their understanding beyond typical undergraduate number theory by exploring modern applications and other interesting problems in number theory.

Prerequisite:  An introductory course (or experience) in writing mathematical proofs (some frequently used proof techniques will be reviewed at the beginning of the course).

Related Offerings:

MATH-510 Applied Statistical Methods (3 credit hrs.) (Winter/Spring 2023)
MATH-520 Number Theory (3 credit hrs.) (Summer 2023)
MATH-530 Abstract Algebra (4 credit hrs.) (proposed) (Fall 2023)
MATH-540 Modern Geometries (4 credit hrs.) (proposed) (Winter/Spring 2024)
MATH-550 Mathematical Analysis (4 credit hrs.) (proposed) (Summer 2024)

University of Indianapolis

Semester: Summer 2023

Instructor: Livia Hummel

Credit Hours: 3 Graduate

Date: 5/15/23 – 8/18/23

Location: Online Asynchronous

Teacher Level: Grades 9-12

Graduate Certificate Available: Yes

Master’s Completion Option: Yes

MATH 520 Syllabus

Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction