Elementary Math Challenges

Title: Elementary Math Challenges in Number Theory
Speaker: Miguel A. Lerma
Speaker Info: Northwestern University
Brief Description: Training session for the Putnam Competition
Special Note: Training session for the Putnam Competition

Carl Friedrich Gauss claimed that Mathematics is the queen of the sciences, and number theory is the queen of mathematics. From Diophantine equations to modular arithmetic, from Fermat's Little Theorem $a^{p-1} \equiv 1 \pmod{p}$ to Fermat's Last Theorem $x^n+y^n=z^n$, the theory of numbers challenge us with problems of apparent simplicity hiding unexpected difficulties.
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time: 6:00pm
Where: Lunt 103
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