Description:
Number theory and combinatorics are branches of mathematics in which
challenging problems can be explored that require a background with
which most students are familiar. This course deals with topics in
these two fundamental mathematical fields, including modular arithmetic,
linear and quadratic diophantine equations, continued fractions, permutations
and combinations, distributions and partitions, recurrence relations and
generating functions. It is one of two required courses for the Mathematics
for Teachers program. An emphasis in this course is placed on writing and explaining
mathematics clearly.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor is required for students who
are not in the Graduate Programme in Mathematics and Statistics.
