PMTH338 Number TheoryUpdated: 10 January 2019
|Supervised Exam||There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.|
|Pre-requisites||12cp from PMTH212 or PMTH213 or AMTH250 or MATH260 or STAT261 or candidature in a postgraduate award|
|Coordinator(s)||Jelena Schmalz (email@example.com)|
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: