Number Theory

Though the Number Theory course with Dr. Pardon was very challenging I did enjoy it for the most part. I really liked the freedom he gave us at the end of the class when it came to our required papers and presentations. Dr. Pardon throughout the course had always slipped in historical references and long road perspectives. As such he allowed me to diverge from my topic of large number multiplication algorithms in modern computing and instead show the class how multiplication techniques had progressed through the ages; starting with primitive abacus style mechanical tools up to (nearly) modern day slide rules. It made for a fun presentation that showed the class how far we had truly come just in the last 30 years. It is my hope that this perspective will help them as they go forward in their math studies.