MATH2088/2988 Number Theory and Cryptography
This page contains information on the intermediate unit of study MATH2088 Number Theory and Cryptography and MATH2988 Number Theory and Cryptography (advanced). Note that MATH2088 and MATH2988 share the same classes.
This unit is offered in Semester 2.
For further information on Intermediate Mathematics and Statistics, refer to the Intermediate Handbook. In particular, see the MATH2088/2988 handbook entry for further information relating to MATH2088 and MATH2988.
- Credit point value: 6CP.
- Classes per week: Three lectures, one tutorial and one computer laboratory session.
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- R. Howlett, Number Theory and Cryptography. School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney, 2019
- Kenneth H. Rosen, Elementary Number Theory and its Applications, 6th Edition, Pearson, 2011
Exam Information in 2020
For revision purposes, here are some past exam papers and solutions:
- The 2011 exam and solutions
- The 2012 exam and solutions
- The 2019 exam will be partially discussed via life streams on Zoom; see the lecture notes in the Resources Table for solutions.
A/Prof Badziahin will be available for pre-exam consultations on the following dates:
- Tuesday November 24, 15.00-16.00; zoom link
- Friday November 27, 10.00-11.00; zoom link
- Tuesday December 1, 13.00-15.00; zoom link
All consultations are via Zoom. However on Tuesdays I will physically be in Carslaw C634 in case you prefer to get a consultation in person. You are also encouraged to post questions on the Ed forum.
Class Starting Times
An important note: the computer laboratory sessions for this unit start in Week 1, even if your scheduled lab session is before the first lecture. The first lab session is to introduce you to the computer algebra package MAGMA which you will be using in subsequent lab sessions.
Lectures start in Week 1 and tutorials start in Week 2.
The final mark in MATH2088/2988 will be calculated as follows:
- 60%: Exam at the end of Semester 2
- 20%: Assignments (two, worth 10% each)
- 20%: Quizzes (two, worth 10% each)
Computer Lab Resources
Most files relating to the computer labs are in the Resources Table below. Here are the instructions for downloading the student version of MAGMA to your own computer and doing the computer laboratory exercises at home.
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