Mathematics
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Department of Mathematics & Statistics

MATH4NT Analytic Number Theory

Second Semester
10 points
 

Number theory, which is probably the oldest branch of mathematics, is concerned with properties of integers. Of particular interest are prime numbers. Analytic number theory studies these using methods from analysis. This module gives a basic introduction with a focus on arithmetic functions, asymptotic formulae and the distribution of prime numbers.

Period

2018, Semester 2.

Prerequisites

MATH201.

MATH302 is recommended.

Lecturer

Dr Jörg Hennig, room 215, email: jhennig@maths.otago.ac.nz

Office hours: by arrangement (or just pop in if I am in my office).

Assessment

There are three marked assignments and a final exam.

Final mark

Your final mark F in the paper will be calculated according to this formula:

F = 0.6E + 0.4A

where:

and all quantities are expressed as percentages.

While we strive to keep details as accurate and up-to-date as possible, information given here should be regarded as provisional. Individual lecturers will confirm teaching and assessment methods.