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Elementary Number Theory

Underwood Dudley



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25 September 2008
Mathematics & Sciences; Number theory
Ideal for a first course in number theory, this lively, engaging text requires only a familiarity with elementary algebra and the properties of real numbers. Author Underwood Dudley, who has written a series of popular mathematics books, maintains that the best way to learn mathematics is by solving problems. In keeping with this philosophy, the text includes nearly 1,000 exercises and problems-some computational and some classical, many original, and some with complete solutions. The opening chapters offer sound explanations of the basics of elementary number theory and develop the fundamental properties of integers and congruences. Subsequent chapters present proofs of Fermat's and Wilson's theorems, introduce number theoretic functions, and explore the quadratic reciprocity theorem. Three independent sections follow, with examinations of the representation of numbers, diophantine equations, and primes. The text concludes with 260 additional problems, three helpful appendixes, and answers to selected exercises and problems.
By:   Underwood Dudley
Imprint:   Dover
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 139mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   286g
ISBN:   9780486469317
ISBN 10:   048646931X
Series:   Dover Books on Mathematics
Pages:   249
Publication Date:   25 September 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

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