18.781 Theory of Numbers

As taught in: Spring 2003

A graphics of a couple of curves and a line on a grid with points highlighted.

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




Prof. Martin Olsson

Course Features

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.