Mathematics Department - Math 356 - Theory of Numbers

Math 356 - Theory of Numbers

General Information (Catalog Description)

Properties of the natural numbers, congruences, diophantine equations, and elementary arithmetical functions.
Prerequisite: CALC3.

This prerequisite will be strengthened effective Fall 2009 to Math 300 or permission of the department.

Math 300 (Mathematical Reasoning) or a very good background in mathematical proof is strongly recommended. Students with a strong record in their mathematics courses who have not taken Math 300, but wish to take Number Theory, should request a prerequisite override from the Head Advisor (

A separate page gives information about the textbook and a suggested syllabus.

Instructors in 356 sometimes use a different text and follow a different syllabus. Check the textbook list for additional information.

Schedule Archives

Fall 2019 Schedule

This course is taught in the Summer and Fall terms.

Current Semester

Previous Semesters

  • Fall 2013 : Doron Zeilberger
  • Summer 2011 : Jerrold Tunnell
  • Fall 2010 : Anders Buch
  • Summer 2010 : Thom Tyrrell
  • Fall 2009 : Prof. Weibel
  • Summer 2009 : L. Medina
  • Fall 2008 : Prof. Munshi
  • Summer 2008 : Michael Weingart
  • Fall 2007 : Prof. Sahi
  • Fall 2006 : Prof. Sills (T Th 1:40-3 PM, SEC-217)
  • Fall 2001 : Prof. Miller
  • Summer 2000 : One section taught by David Nacin. A lecture schedule is available.
  • Fall 1998 : Prof. Bumby (One section.)

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