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- Official Text: An Illustrated Theory of Numbers, Martin H. Weissman.
- Textbook Website
- The text will soon be on reserve in Gemmill Library, at which time I will post a link here
- Another nice book is A Friendly Introduction to Number Theory, by Joseph H. Silverman.
- Campus Computer Labs – Use Sage (via link below), Latex, Maple, Mathematica, Matlab etc.
- Search by software – e.g. tex, mathematica
- Latex – the only reasonable way to type math.
- Introduction to Latex – installing and how to type.
- Detexify – To find a symbol you want to know.
- Overleaf.Com – No need to install software or visit the lab – typeset online!
- Templates: tex file and expected output.
- Tex Stackexchange – question and answer service from the hive mind
- Wolfram Alpha – Simple math computation without learning a syntax.
- Sage – Free, sophisticated math software for indepth exploration.
- CU Sage Server – available with identikey.
- Ask Sage – question and answer service from the hive mind
- Sage’s Quick Reference Sheets to keep by your side.
- My own Mini Sage Introduction is one of many Sage tools on my cryptography class site.
General Math Resources
Note: the internet can in fact do your homework for you in many cases. So can your friends, your mother, and your tutor. That’s not the point. Study (and drink) responsibly.
- Study Math by Speaking It
- Tips on Doing Homework
- Tips on Reading your Textbook
- Dr. Math – Question answer service (by ‘Math Doctors’). Use the search box first; there’s a 99% chance someone has asked your question before.
- Mathematics at StackExchange – Question answer service (by the ‘hive mind’). Use the search box first; there’s a 98% chance someone has asked your question before.
- Math Forum Digital Library – Catalogue of web resources.
- The Undergraduate Mathematics Resource Center is in Math 175 (first floor of math building). Although tutors do not serve this course, an area has been set up where you can meet your peers to work together. There are tutors that know number theory (Erik M 3-4, Th 11-1, F 11-12; Sebastian WF 2-4; Leo M 10-11; Jun W 5-6; Rob Th 9-10).
- A tutor list is available.