What to include in an introduction?

Apr 2008
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I am writing an introduction to a first course in elementary number theory. The topics are linear Diophantine equations, modular arithmetic including FLT and Euler's Generalization, quadratic residues and Non - linear Diophantine equations.
How can I write an introduction to this showing linkage between the various topics and hook potential students to do this course? What is the motivation on covering these topics?
 
Feb 2015
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Ottawa Ontario
I am writing an introduction to a first course in elementary number theory.
The topics are linear Diophantine equations, modular arithmetic including FLT and Euler's Generalization,
quadratic residues and Non - linear Diophantine equations.
How can I write an introduction to this showing linkage between the various topics and hook potential students to do this course?
What is the motivation on covering these topics?
Hmmm...perhaps what "hooked" YOU...get my drift?