Number Theory

Study facts

Course codeMAT225
ECTS credits10
Teaching semesterSpring, Autumn
Number of semesters1
Teaching language
English if English-speaking students attend the seminars, otherwise Norwegian
Study levelPostgraduate Courses
Belongs toDepartment of Mathematics

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


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


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.