Date 
No. 
Title 
07 Sep 21  *

Math 211  Course Information and Course Outline
(2 pages)

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Algebraic Methods (2 pages)

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Number Systems

08 Sep 21  *

Divisibility

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Course Guidelines

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The Principle of Induction

10 Sep 21  *

The Euclidean Algorithm

14 Sep 21  *

The Greatest Common Divisor

15 Sep 21  *

MAPLE Homework Instructions

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MAPLE Lab #1

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MAPLE Hints

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Basic MAPLE commands (4pp.)

17 Sep 21  *

The Division Algorithm

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The Euclidean Algorithm: First and Second
Version 
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The Euclidean Algorithm: Second Version
(formal procedure) 
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The Euclidean Algorithm: Example

21 Sep 21  *

The Extended Euclidean Algorithm:
Examples 1 and 2 (2pp.) 
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The Extended Euclidean Algorithm: Theorem 3

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Diophantine equations (2 pages)

22 Sep 21  *

The Plimpton 322 Clay Tablet

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The GCDcriterion and its consequences

24 Sep 21  *

The General Solution of the Dioph. Eq'n
mx + ny = c 
28 Sep 21  *

How to solve mx + ny =
c 
29 Sep 21  *

Proof of the Formula (2pp.)

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How to solve mx + ny + kz = c

01 Oct 21  *

Prime numbers

05 Oct 21  *

Some unsolved conjectures about primes

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The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic

06 Oct 21  *

The GCDformula

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The GCDformula vs. the Euclidean algorithm

08 Oct 21  *

The Calculus of Remainders

19 Oct 21  *

Computing a^n efficiently

22 Oct 21  *

The Cancellation Law

26 Oct 21  *

Solving the Congruence
ax = b (mod m)

27 Oct 21  *

The Ring Z/mZ and the Field F_p

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The Wheel Problem

29 Oct 21  *

The Chinese Remainder Theorem

02 Nov 21  *

Fermat's Little Theorem

03 Nov 21  *

Mersenne Numbers

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The Binomial Theorem (2pp.)

05 Nov 21  *

Public Key Cryptography (2pp.)

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The Dancing Men

09Nov 21  *

The RSA Method (2pp.)

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The RSA155 Challenge (3pp.)

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The History of Algebra

10 Nov 21  *

Complex Numbers (History)

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Complex Numbers

12 Nov 21  *

Complex Numbers (pages 2 and 3)

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Arctan and Argument

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Solutions of z^n = a

16 Nov 21  *

The sixth roots of a = 1 + i etc.

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Solutions of z^6 = 1 + sqrt(3) etc.

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Polynomials

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The Degree of a Polynomial

17 Nov 21  *

The Division Algorithm (for Polynomials)

19 Nov 21  *

The Remainder Theorem (2pp.)

23 Nov 21  *

The Euclidean Algorithm (for Polynomials)

24 Nov 21  *

The GCDcriterion (for Polynomials)

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Irreducible Polynomials

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The Quadratic Formula

26 Nov 21  *

Irreducible Quadratic Polynomials over
Fp for p le 5

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Unique Factorization for Polynomials

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The Multiplicity of a Root
