Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

We will commence this subject with an introduction to number theory. In the later parts of the subject we will treat topics such as congruences, residues, continued fractions, diophantine equations, transcendental numbers, and/or primality and factoring. We will also touch on tantalizing connections to cryptography and/or one or more of the recent analytic and algorithmic advances in the areas of Mersenne primes, the Riemann hypothesis, and primality proving. This subject will be accessible and interesting to a varied audience, including students with interests in applied mathematics, pure mathematics, or computer science.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Van Der Kamp

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MAT1DM and MAT1CLA and MAT2AAL, or 30 credit points of second year subjects, or any third year mathematics subject and requires co-ordinators approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject will be offered subject to sufficient enrolments.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

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