# Friendly Introduction to Number Theory

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Description: Starting with nothing more than basic high school algebra, this volume leads readers gradually from basic algebra to the point of actively performing mathematical research while getting a glimpse of current mathematical frontiers. Features an More...

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List price: $126.67

Edition: 3rd

Copyright year: 2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR

Publication date: 3/21/2005

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 448

Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall

Weight: 1.496

Language: English

Starting with nothing more than basic high school algebra, this volume leads readers gradually from basic algebra to the point of actively performing mathematical research while getting a glimpse of current mathematical frontiers. Features an informal writing style and includes many numerical examples. Emphasizes the methods used for proving theorems rather than specific results. Includes a new chapter on big-Oh notation and how it is used to describe the growth rate of number theoretic functions and to describe the complexity of algorithms. Provides a new chapter that introduces the theory of continued fractions. Includes a new chapter on ldquo;Continued Fractions, Square Roots and Pellrsquo;s Equation.rdquo; Contains additional historical material, including material on Pellrsquo;s equation and the Chinese Remainder Theorem. A useful reference for mathematics teachers.