PMTH338 Number TheoryUpdated: 22 January 2018
There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
|Pre-requisites||12cp from PMTH212 or PMTH213 or AMTH250 or MATH260 or STAT261 or candidature in a postgraduate award|
|Coordinator(s)||Shusen Yan (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
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.
Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.
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.|
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: