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An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers (1938)

by G. H. Hardy

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Series: Oxford Science Publications, Oxford Mathematics

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I'm not a mathematician, but I was interested enough to make my way through the first few chapters and found them relatively accessible. Though I imagine most university courses use more contemporary texts, this is still a decent introduction to the topic for advanced undergraduates/graduate students. Besides, it's G.H. Hardy.
  billmcn | Aug 6, 2007 |
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1.1. Divisibility of integers. The numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, ... are called the rational integers, or simply the integers; the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, ... the non-negative integers; and the numbers 1, 2, 3, ... the positive integers.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0198531710, Paperback)

This is the fifth edition of a work (first published in 1938) which has become the standard introduction to the subject. The book has grown out of lectures delivered by the authors at Oxford, Cambridge, Aberdeen, and other universities. It is neither a systematic treatise on the theory of numbers nor a 'popular' book for non-mathematical readers. It contains short accounts of the elements of many different sides of the theory, not usually combined in a single volume; and, although it is written for mathematicians, the range of mathematical knowledge presupposed is not greater than that of an intelligent first-year student. In this edition, the main changes are in the notes at the end of each chapter. Sir Edward Wright seeks to provide up-to-date references for the reader who wishes to pursue a particular topic further and to present, both in the notes and in the text, a reasonably accurate account of the present state of knowledge.

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