Time  Location  Zoom Meeting ID  Zoom Password 

T 9:3010:00  ORCH 3009  N/A  N/A 
Th 9:3011:00  ORCH 3009 and on Zoom  694 6667 3745  914585 
F 11:4513:00  at PIMS and on Zoom  676 1308 4912  139267 
This is an introductory course in number theory, intended for math majors students. The book by Jones and Jones is available for free download through the UBC library (you need to be on campus or loggen on to the VPN for that). That said, any book titled "elementary number theory" or the like would be good. You can also look at the notes by Freitas and Gherga.
Week  Date  Material  Reading  Notes  

Jones^2  Rosen  
1  T 15/5  The Integers: Induction, divisibility  §1.1  §1.3, §1.5  Slides Scan 
W 16/5  The GCD, Euclid's Algorithm  §1.2  §3.3, §3.4  Scan  
Th 17/5  (continued) Primes 
§2.1 
§3.1 
Scan  
F 18/5  Unique factorization  §2.2  §3.2, §3.5  PS1 due Scan 

2  T 22/5  Diophantine equations  §1.5  §3.7  Scan 
W 23/5  Congruence  §3.1  §4.1  Scan  
Th 24/5  Linear Congruences, divisibility tests, check digits  §3.2  §4.2, §5.1, §5.5  PS2 due Scan 

F 25/5  The CRT  §3.3  §4.3  Scan  
3  T 29/5  (continued) Wilson's Theorem 
§4.1 
§6.1 
Scan 
W 30/5  Fermat's Little Theorem  §4.2  §6.2  Scan  
Th 31/5  Euler's Theorem and Pseudoprimes Review 
§§5.12 
§6.3 
PS3 due Scan 

F 1/6  Midterm  Info  
4  T 5/6  Multiplicative Functions  §8.1  §7.1, §7.2  Scan 
W 6/6  MÃ¶bius Inversion; Mersenne Primes  §8.3  §7.4, § 7.3  Scan  
Th 7/6  Character & block cyphers  Wiki: 1, 2,  §8.1  PS4 due Scan 

F 8/6  RSA  Wiki  §8.4, §8.6  Scan  
5  T 12/6  Primitive Roots  §6.2, §6.3  §9.1, §9.2  Scan 
W 13/6  Existence mod p  Scan  
Th 14/6  Quadratic residues  §§7.13  §9.4, §10.2, §11.1  PS5 due Scan 

F 15/6  Quadratic reciprocity  §7.4  §11.1, §11.2  Scan  
6  T 19/6  The Gaussian Integers  Scan  
W 20/6  Elliptic curves  Scan  
Th 21/6  Review  PS6 due Scan 

T 26/6  Final Exam: 15:3018:00 at LSK 201 
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