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Course MAT225

Number Theory

Course offered :

Current programmes of study

Number of credits 10
Course offered (semester) Irregular
Schedule Schedule
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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.

Learning Outcomes

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


Assessment methods

Oral examination

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.