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A Friendly Introduction To Number Theory

A FRIENDLY INTRODUCTION TO NUMBER THEORY

by: Silverman, Joseph H.
Format: Hardcover

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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 ";Continued Fractions, Square Roots and Pell’s Equation."; Contains additional historical material, including material on Pell’s equation and the Chinese Remainder Theorem. A useful reference for mathematics teachers.

Details

Product Code: 9780131861374
ISBN: 0131861379
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2005-03-31
Number of Pages: 448 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 3
Dimension: 6.3 x 1.18 x 9.21 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.55 pounds