A Concise Introduction to the Theory of Numbers

A Concise Introduction to the Theory of Numbers

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Number theory has a long and distinguished history and the concepts and problems relating to the subject have been instrumental in the foundation of much of mathematics. In this book, Professor Baker describes the rudiments of number theory in a concise, simple and direct manner. Though most of the text is classical in content, he includes many guides to further study which will stimulate the reader to delve into the great wealth of literature devoted to the subject. The book is based on Professor Baker's lectures given at the University of Cambridge and is intended for undergraduate students of mathematics.show more

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"Many books do not live up to their titles, but this is one that definitely does." Mathematical Reviews "Includes excellent exercises. The material in this book makes up a superb introduction to number theory" American Math Monthlyshow more

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Preface; Introduction; 1. Divisibility; 2. Arithmetical functions; 3. Congruences; 4. Quadratic residues; 5. Quadratic forms; 6. Diophantine approximation; 7. Quadratic fields; 8. Diophantine equations.show more

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