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# Number Theory and Its History

by
Øystein Ore

"A very valuable addition to any mathematical library." —

*School Science and Math*

This book, written by a prominent mathematician and Sterling Professor of Mathematics at Yale, differs from most other books on number theory in two important ways: first, it presents the principal ideas and methods of number theory within a historical and cultural framework, making the subjec ...morePaperback, 400 pages

Published
April 1st 1988
by Dover Publications
(first published 1948)

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Anyway, if you like reading math textbooks for fun, then you totally rock! If you also happen not to know lots of number theory yet, this is a good one to try.

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Oystein Ore (7 October 1899 – 13 August 1968) was a Norwegian mathematician.

Ore graduated from the University of Oslo in 1922, with a Cand.Scient. degree in mathematics. In 1924, the University of Oslo awarded him the Ph.D. for a thesis titled Zur Theorie der algebraischen Körper, supervised by Thoralf Skolem. Ore also studied at Göttingen University, where he learned Emmy Noether's new approach t ...more

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Ore graduated from the University of Oslo in 1922, with a Cand.Scient. degree in mathematics. In 1924, the University of Oslo awarded him the Ph.D. for a thesis titled Zur Theorie der algebraischen Körper, supervised by Thoralf Skolem. Ore also studied at Göttingen University, where he learned Emmy Noether's new approach t ...more

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