An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers

An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers

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An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers by G.H. Hardy and E. M. Wright is found on the reading list of virtually all elementary number theory courses and is widely regarded as the primary and classic text in elementary number theory. Developed under the guidance of D.R. Heath-Brown this Sixth Edition of An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers has been extensively revised and updated to guide today's students through the key milestones and developments in number theory. Updates include a chapter by J.H. Silverman on one of the most important developments in number theory - modular elliptic curves and their role in the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem - a foreword by A. Wiles, and comprehensively updated end-of-chapter notes detailing the key developments in number theory. Suggestions for further reading are also included for the more avid reader The text retains the style and clarity of previous editions making it highly suitable for undergraduates in mathematics from the first year upwards as well as an essential reference for all number theorists.

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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 35.56mm | 975.22g
  • Oxford University Press
  • OxfordUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 10 black and white line drawings
  • 0199219869
  • 9780199219865
  • 117,795

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Review from previous edition Mathematicians of all kinds will find the book pleasant and stimulating reading, and even experts on the theory of numbers will find that the authors have something new to say on many of the topics they have selected... Each chapter is a model of clear exposition, and the notes at the ends of the chapters, with the references and suggestions for further reading, are invaluable. Nature This fascinating book... gives a full, vivid and exciting account of its subject, as far as this can be done without using too much advanced theory. Mathematical Gazette important reference work... which is certain to continue its long and successful life... Mathematical Reviews ...remains invaluable as a first course on the subject, and as a source of food for thought for anyone wishing to strike out on his own. Matyc Journal

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About G. H. Hardy

Roger Heath-Brown F.R.S. was born in 1952, and is currently Professor of Pure Mathematics at Oxford University. He works in analytic number theory, and in particular on its applications to prime numbers and to Diophantine equations.

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