Academic Calendar - 2020

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2020
Western Main Campus

Mathematics 3151A/B

ELEMENTARY NUMBER THEORY II


Arithmetic functions, perfect numbers, the Möbius inversion formula, introduction to Dirichlet series and the Riemann zeta function, some methods of combinatorial number theory, primitive roots and their relationship with quadratic reciprocity, the Gaussian integers, sums of squares and Minkowski's theorem, square and triangular numbers, Pell's equation, introduction to elliptic curves.

Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 3150A/B or Mathematics 2156A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
Breadth: CATEGORY C i  
Subject Code: MATH

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