SCQF Level 10
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
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 MT3501 or pass MT3502 or pass MT3503 or pass MT3504 or pass MT3505 )
Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr T D H Coleman
Module teaching staff: Dr Thomas Coleman