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An Invitation to Numbers
MATH 163
Fall 2008 not offered

One of the main goals of this course is to introduce the audience to the concept of numbers and to the many roles they play both in the real world and within the realm of mathematics. By investigating problems stemming from our daily lives (e.g., How is the information on the Internet protected? How likely are you to draw an inside straight in poker?), we will explore various topics such as counting, numerical patterns in nature, prime numbers, coding theory and cryptography, and systems of numbers that lie outside the usual "real numbers."

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM MATH
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (NS&B)

Last Updated on MAY-29-2024
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