|Number of credits||10|
|Course offered (semester)||Irregular|
|Reading list||Reading list|
Aim and Content
The course is an introduction to quadratic reciprocity, binary quadratic forms, continued fractions, the Pell equation, algebraic number fields, and rational points on curves.
The students shall document insight in important ideas and techniques in number theory. Their application in for instance cryptology is also stressed.
Course offered (semester)
Language of Instruction
English if English-speaking students attend the seminars, otherwise Norwegian
Recommended previous knowledge
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.