A Pathway Into Number Theory by R. P. Burn

By R. P. Burn

quantity conception is anxious with the homes of the ordinary numbers: 1, 2, three … through the 17th and eighteenth centuries, quantity conception turned confirmed during the paintings of Fermat, Euler and Gauss. With the hand calculators and pcs of this day the result of vast numerical paintings are immediately on hand and the line resulting in their discoveries will be traversed with comparative care. Now in its moment version, this booklet involves a chain of routines that would lead readers from very simple quantity paintings to the purpose the place they could end up algebraically the classical result of straight forward quantity conception for themselves. a latest secondary tuition direction in arithmetic is enough historical past for the full booklet that's designed for use as an undergraduate direction in quantity idea to be pursued through autonomous examine with no helping lectures.

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