Number Theory

Study facts

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

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)

Irregular

Recommended previous knowledge

MAT220

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.