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Number Theory

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring, Autumn
  • Course codeMAT225
  • Number of semesters1
  • Language

    English if English-speaking students attend the seminars, otherwise Norwegian

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Objectives 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.

Semester of Instruction

Irregular

Learning Outcomes

The students shall document insight in important ideas and techniques in number theory. Their application in for instance cryptology is also stressed.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

MAT220

Forms of Assessment

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.