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# An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers

An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers by G. H. Hardy and E. M. Wright is found on the reading list of virtually all elementary number theory courses and is widely regarded as the primary and classic text in elementary number theory. Developed under the guidance of D. R. Heath-Brown, this Sixth Edition of An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers has been extensively revi
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Paperback, Sixth Edition, 621 pages

Published
October 1st 2008
by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published April 3rd 1980)

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"If I could bring only one book with me to a desert island, it would be [some other book] if I thought I would be rescued. It would be G.H. Hardy's Theory of Numbers if I knew I was never coming back."

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I heard a rumor that Hardy didn’t look at his face in a mirror, even for a shaving (although he was such a handsome)! I’m not exaggerating; you may read this, in some biographies of him.

Perhaps he believed no phenomenon in the entire world is as ideal as it should be; even his face. The only exception ...more

May 20, 2016
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This is the best of reference materials available on number theory, if anyone is interested. I read it out of interest, and hence at my own pace. You cannot do random chapters unless you already have significant knowledge on the subject. I initially felt that the lack of problems to work out might be an issue. Sooner, you find out that this book is more of a building block on a step by step basis. The book perse solves a lot of problem in the form of theorems and proofs. My familiarity with numb
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May 16, 2007
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I'm not a mathematician, but I was interested enough to make my way through the first few chapters and found them relatively accessible. Though I imagine most university courses use more contemporary texts, this is still a decent introduction to the topic for advanced undergraduates/graduate students. Besides, it's G.H. Hardy.

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Hardian way | 1 | 7 | Apr 27, 2007 11:31AM |

Godfrey Harold Hardy FRS was a prominent English mathematician, known for his achievements in number theory and mathematical analysis.

Non-mathematicians usually know him for A Mathematician's Apology, his essay from 1940 on the aesthetics of mathematics. The apology is often considered one of the best insights into the mind of a working mathematician written for the layman.

His relationship as ment ...more

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Non-mathematicians usually know him for A Mathematician's Apology, his essay from 1940 on the aesthetics of mathematics. The apology is often considered one of the best insights into the mind of a working mathematician written for the layman.

His relationship as ment ...more

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