This course is discontinued

Course content

Introduction to number theory. Local and global number fields. Topics in K-theory.

Learning outcome

An introduction to number theory and a preparation for more advanced studies.

Admission

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

MAT4200 – Commutative Algebra og MAT4500 – Topology

Teaching

3 hours of lectures/exercises per week.

Examination

Final mark is given based 100% on an oral examination at the end of the semester.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document valid reasons for failing to attend their final exams within given deadlines may participate in deferred examinations. Deferred examinations are arranged either later in the same semester or early in the semester following the exam in question.

Students who have failed an exam, who withdraw during an exam, and students who wish to retake an exam to achieve a better grade may not participate in deferred exams, but may retake the exam when it is regularly scheduled.

Information about deferred and new examination (also called repeat examination) is found here

More information about examination at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences can be found here

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

PhD

Teaching

Autumn 2009

This version of the course was held for the last time Autumn 2009. MAT4250 – Number Theory will still be held.

Examination

Autumn 2009

Teaching language

English

The course is given in English. If no students have asked for the course in English within the first lecture, it may be given in Norwegian.