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Number Theory and Its History

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"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
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 1st 1988 by Dover Publications (first published 1948)
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Jerzy
Nov 01, 2007 Jerzy rated it really liked it
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This was a very fun book to work through as my summer pleasure reading one year in high school. So... er... that probably says more about me than about the book.
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.
H Bebcnof
Jun 23, 2015 H Bebcnof rated it really liked it
It's from 1948, so it's quite out-dated; a lot of the math is describes as difficult or time-consuming can easily be done on any modern calculator. But it still offers a nice blend of math history and regular, proof-driven math, so for any higher-level math student it's worth reading.
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Nov 12, 2016 Polta rated it really liked it
1. counting and recording of numbers
2. properties of numbers
3. Euclid's algorithm
4. prime numbers
5. aliquot parts
6. diophantine problems
7. congruences
8. analysis of congruences
9. wilson's theorm
10. euler's theorm
11. fermat's theorm
John
Mar 24, 2009 John rated it really liked it
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Fun introduction to number theory with history thrown in. Good examples and helps clear some confusion about some math concepts.
Kevin
Jun 29, 2008 Kevin rated it liked it
Dated...but the history is fascinating. I would only recommend this book for folks that are into advanced mathematics.
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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
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