Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
The aim of this module is to introduce students to some important topics in number theory. Topics to be covered may include: prime numbers, cryptography, continued fractions, Pell's equation, the Gaussian integers and writing numbers as sums of squares.
Pre-requisite(s): "before taking this module you must pass MT2505 and pass one of MT3501, MT3502, MT3503, MT3504 or mt3505"
Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).
Scheduled learning hours: 35
Guided independent study hours: 115
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%