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Number Theory A Historical Approach

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ISBN-10: 0691159408

ISBN-13: 9780691159409

Edition: 2014

Authors: John J. Watkins

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The natural numbers have been studied for thousands of years, yet most undergraduate textbooks present number theory as a long list of theorems with little mention of how these results were discovered or why they are important. This book emphasizes the historical development of number theory, describing methods, theorems, and proofs in the contexts in which they originated, and providing an accessible introduction to one of the most fascinating subjects in mathematics.Written in an informal style by an award-winning teacher, Number Theory covers prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, and a host of other essential topics in number theory, while also telling the stories of the great mathematicians…    
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Book details

List price: $78.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/28/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 7.28" wide x 10.12" long x 1.28" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English