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Number Theory

Course aims

After completing the course the student will know the selected definitions of basic concepts of elementary number theory and the relations between them, understand their importance, and will be able to use his knowledge to the solution of the fundamental tasks of the theory of numbers. They will also understand the importance of these concepts for the solution of the selected application tasks - primality testing and the RSA encryption algorithm.


Compulsory literature is not required.

Advised literature

APOSTOL T.M.: Introduction to Analytic Number Theory, Springer, 1976.

HARDY G.H., WRIGHT E.M.: An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers, Oxford, Clarendon press, 1954.

J.E. POMMERSHEIM, T.K. MARKS, E.L. FLAPAN, Number theory, USA: Wiley, 2010.

Language of instruction Czech, English
Code 470-2302
Abbreviation TC
Course title Number Theory
Coordinating department Department of Applied Mathematics
Course coordinator RNDr. Pavel Jahoda, Ph.D.