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A Pathway Into Number Theory

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A sequence of exercises which will lead readers from quite simple number work to the point where they can prove algebraically the classical results of elementary number theory for themselves.
Paperback, 280 pages
Published November 28th 1996 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 1st 1982)
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I'll say right away that this is a slog of a read, and I only made it through the first two chapters.

That said -- I was quite intrigued with the teaching approach, I wish there were more books written in this style.

It works roughly like a series of little number puzzles that gives you glimpses of underlying patterns, and then nudges you to uncover, and then prove those patterns. It's hard mental work for sure (and it seems like my brain cells have atrophied to the point where I'm not able to plu
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