Pre-requisites: MAS201, MAS202
Aims/Description: In this module we study intergers, primes and equations. Topics covered include linear and quadratic congruences, Fermat Little Theorem and Euler's Theorem, the RSA cryptosystem, Quadratic Reciprocity, perfect numbers, continued fractions and others.
Restrictions on availability: This unit cannot be taken by any student who has previously taken MAS208.
Information on the department responsible for this unit (Mathematics and Statistics):
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