Fundamentals of Number Theory

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Basic treatment, incorporating language of abstract algebra and a history of the discipline. Topics include unique factorization and the GCD, quadratic residues, number-theoretic functions and the distribution of primes, sums of squares, quadratic equations and quadratic fields, diophantine approximation, more. Includes many problems. Bibliography. Advanced undergraduate-beginning graduate-level. 1977 edition.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780486689067
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 2/7/1996
  • Series: Dover Books on Mathematics Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 731,533
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2000

    Lord of the Rings Modulo Z

    LeVeque covers certain topics in great detail, and others can be quite vague. One must have prior knowledge on modular aritmetic in order to get started with this text. The Euclidean Algorithm is explained from origins to applicability in nearly every single proof. LeVeque's best feature is in descripitons of Rings in modulus Z and their respecive domains and their respective theorems, congruences, etc. If you are weak in this area I recommend this text for that area of Number Theory.

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