PMTH338 Number Theory
Updated: 22 January 2018Credit Points  6  
Offering 


Intensive School(s)  None  
Supervised Exam  There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.  
Prerequisites  12cp from PMTH212 or PMTH213 or AMTH250 or MATH260 or STAT261 or candidature in a postgraduate award  
Corequisites  None  
Restrictions  None  
Notes  None  
Combined Units  None  
Coordinator(s)  Shusen Yan (syan@une.edu.au)  
Unit Description 
This unit will emphasise the importance of proof in mathematics. Topics include: prime numbers and factorisation of integers; congruences; application to public key cryptography; primitive roots; primality tests; quadratic residues and reciprocity; some nonlinear Diophantine equations. 

Important Information 
Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below. 

Recommended Material Optional 
Text(s): Note: Recommended material is held in the University Library  purchase is optional
 
Disclaimer  Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period. 
Assessment 


Learning Outcomes (LO) 
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
