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2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MAS 2202 - Introduction of Number Theory


Credit Hours: 3.0

Prerequisite(s): MAC1114 and MAC1140 or MAC1147 with minimum grade of C
Corequisite(s): None


The course is designed as an introduction to elementary number theory, suited for scientifically oriented students interested in mathematical enrichment. The course is essentially a project-based seminar designed to integrate mathematical principles with the use of technology to enhance the performance of real world application activities. Students are tasked to present specific topics and prove various ideas with mathematical rigor. The basic topics include logic, Pythagorean triples, divisibility and the greatest common divisor, the fundamental theorem of arithmetic, congruence, Euler Phi function, the Chinese remainder theorem, Mersenne prime numbers, RSA public-key cryptosystems, introduction to cryptology and cryptography, algorithms, and spreadsheets.

Parallel: College Transfer (A.A. and A.S)