An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers

Paperback | July 31, 2008

byGodfrey H. Hardy, Edward M. WrightEditorRoger Heath-Brown

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iAn Introduction to the Theory of Numbers/i 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 thisSixth Edition of iAn Introduction to the Theory of Numbers/i 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 numbertheory. Suggestions for further reading are also included for the more avid readerThe 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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iAn Introduction to the Theory of Numbers/i 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 thisSixth Edition of iAn Introduction to the Theor...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.38 inPublished:July 31, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199219869

ISBN - 13:9780199219865

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Table of Contents

Preface to the sixth editionAndrew Wiles: Preface to the fifth edition1. The Series of Primes (1)2. The Series of Primes (2)3. Farey Series and a Theorem of Minkowski4. Irrational Numbers5. Congruences and Residues6. Fermat's Theorem and its Consequences7. General Properties of Congruences8. Congruences to Composite Moduli9. The Representation of Numbers by Decimals10. Continued Fractions11. Approximation of Irrationals by Rationals12. The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic in ik/i(l), ik/i(i), and ik/i(p)13. Some Diophantine Equations14. Quadratic Fields (1)15. Quadratic Fields (2)16. The Arithmetical Functions and#248;(n), m(n), d(n), and#963;(n), ir/i(n)17. Generating Functions of Arithmetical Functions18. The Order of Magnitude of Arithmetical Functions19. Partitions20. The Representation of a Number by Two or Four Squares21. Representation by Cubes and Higher Powers22. The Series of Primes (3)23. Kronecker's Theorem24. Geometry of Numbers25. Joseph H. Silverman: Elliptic CurvesAppendixList of BooksIndex of Special Symbols and WordsIndex of NamesGeneral Index

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`...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