Feb 28, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue 
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MAT 321 - Number Theory and its Applications

Introduction to the theory of numbers motivated by applications. Primes and divisibility; the Euclidean algorithm; linear congruences and the Chinese Remainder Theorem; Fermat’s Little Theorem; continued fractions and Farey sequences. Applications to cryptology, computer arithmetic, random number generators and primality testing. Possible additional applications to computer science, physics, communication, music.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Courses: MAT 275  or CSC 133 
Course Repeatablility: Course may not be repeated. Maximum Repeatable Hours: 3

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