Author | Grosswald, Emil. author |
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Title | Topics from the Theory of Numbers [electronic resource] / by Emil Grosswald |

Imprint | Boston, MA : Birkhรคuser Boston : Imprint: Birkhรคuser, 1984 |

Edition | second edition |

Connect to | http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-8176-4838-1 |

Descript | XV, 335 p. online resource |

SUMMARY

Many of the important and creative developments in modern mathematics resulted from attempts to solve questions that originate in number theory. The publication of Emil Grosswald's classic text presents an illuminating introduction to number theory. Combining the historical developments with the analytical approach, Topics from the Theory of Numbers offers the reader a diverse range of subjects to investigate, including: * divisibility * congruences * the Riemann zeta function * Diophantine equations and Fermat's conjecture * the theory of partitions Comprehensive in nature, Topics from the Theory of Numbers is an ideal text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students alike. "In my opinion it is excellent. It is carefully written and represents clearly a work of a scholar who loves and understands his subject. One can only wish more authors would take such pains and would be as good and honest expositors as Grosswald." โ{128}{148} Marc Kac "This book is designed for use in a first course in number theory at the junior or senior level...The author has certainly planned his book well, chosen material that will be stimulating to its intended audience, and carried the project through in such a way that interest seldom flags." โ{128}{148} Mathematical Reviews (Review of First Edition)

CONTENT

Introduction, Historical Background, and Notations -- and Historical Background -- Introductory Remarks and Notations -- Elementary Number Theory -- Divisibility -- Congruences -- Quadratic Residues -- Arithmetical Functions -- The Theory of Partitions -- Topics from Analytic and Algebraic Number Theory -- The Distribution of Primes and the Riemann Zeta Function -- The Prime Number Theorem -- The Arithmetic of Number Fields -- Ideal Theory -- Primes in Arithmetic Progressions -- Diophantine Equations -- Fermat's Equation

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