MATH 3360

MATH 3360

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Introduction to the concepts and methods of abstract algebra and number theory that are of interest in applications. Covers the basic theory of groups, rings and fields and their applications to such areas as public-key cryptography, error-correcting codes, parallel computing, and experimental designs. Applications include the RSA cryptosystem and use of finite fields to construct error-correcting codes and Latin squares. Topics include elementary number theory, Euclidean algorithm, prime factorization, congruences, theorems of Fermat and Euler, elementary group theory, Chinese remainder theorem, factorization in the ring of polynomials, and classification of finite fields.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: MATH 2210, MATH 2230, MATH 2310, or MATH 2940.
Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will receive not receive credit for both MATH 3340 and MATH 3360.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5307MATH 3360  LEC 001

  • Students who wish to take MATH 3360 but were unable to pre-enroll or who pre-enrolled but need to change lectures must add themselves to the waiting list (not in Student Center); a link to the waiting list will be posted here: http://math.cornell.edu/enrollment-guide. Students who are admitted off the waiting list during the add period will be issued a permission number that will allow them to enroll directly in Student Center.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5308MATH 3360  LEC 002

  • Students who wish to take MATH 3360 but were unable to pre-enroll or who pre-enrolled but need to change lectures must add themselves to the waiting list (not in Student Center); a link to the waiting list will be posted here: http://math.cornell.edu/enrollment-guide. Students who are admitted off the waiting list during the add period will be issued a permission number that will allow them to enroll directly in Student Center.