18.781 Theory of Numbers

Spring 2003

The group law on an elliptic curve.
The group law on an elliptic curve. (Image by Prof. Martin Olsson.)

Course Highlights

This course features lecture notes that summarize the topics discussed and analyzed in class. In addition, all assignments and exams with solutions may be downloaded.

Course Description

This course provides an elementary introduction to number theory with no algebraic prerequisites. Topics include primes, congruences, quadratic reciprocity, diophantine equations, irrational numbers, continued fractions and elliptic curves.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Martin Olsson

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

Level

Undergraduate