Readings in Mathematics 2

Module code: MA4702

This course is intended to develop the your independent learning skills, alongside writing and presentation skills in a seminar format. You'll read books and articles related to the selected topic. You'll have the chance to present your understanding of the reading material in presentations over the course. You'll be able to use LaTeX word processor to type your written report.

Topics covered 

  • Number fields
  • Ring of algebraic integers
  • Norms, Traces
  • Discriminant
  • Integral Basis
  • Prime and maximal ideals
  • Unique Decomposition as a Product of Prime  Ideals
  • Class group
  • Quadratic Fields


  • 2 hours of seminars
  • 22 hours of tutorials
  • 126 hours of guided independent study


  • Coursework (100%)