Anyone here who enjoys maths in general, dislikes number theory? If so why? Have a vote.
And it was responsible for the killing of about [itex]\sigma_m(n)[/itex] people, where m is the smallest odd prime and n is the smallest number for which [itex]\sigma(n)[/itex] and [itex]\varphi(n)[/itex] are squares....but then again, that's not a fact.I voted no. It's only a theory.
Because the HW and tests were stupid. It was basically here is the question, can you figure out the trick in order to get this question right? Once you figured out the "trick" the problem just fell apart. To me it didn't really seem like it took any step by step rationalization, it was just like the puzzle section in a Sunday newspaper.
BTW I took a grad class on number theory and passed it with an A (not trying to be pompous here), so I didn't hate number theory just because I wasn't good at it.