Mathematics 5336           Number Theory                          Fall 2002



Instructor: Dr. Cordero

Office: 425 Pickard Hall

Telephone: 817-272-5062

Office hours: T, Th 10:00 a.m. Ė 12 noon or by appointment

E-mail address:



Course topics  include:

        Divisibility Theory in the Integers

        Mathematical Induction

        Prime Numbers


        Eulerís Theorem and Fermatís Theorem

        Eulerís Phi Function and other Number-Theoretic Functions

        Fibonacci Numbers


Textbook: Elementary Number Theory, 5th Edition, by David M. Burton



        Four take-home tests                 70%

        Final Class project                   20%

        Class Participation                 10%


Tentative schedule for tests and class presentations:


Given out


Test #1

September 16

September 23

Test #2

October 7

October 14

Test #3

October 28

November 4

Test #4

November 25

December 9

Class presentations on November 25 and December 2 (if needed)







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