An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers / Edition 6

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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 revised and updated to guide today's students through the key milestones and developments in number theory.

Updates include a chapter by J. H. Silverman on one of the most important developments in number theory - modular elliptic curves and their role in the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem — a foreword by A. Wiles, and comprehensively updated end-of-chapter notes detailing the key developments in number theory. Suggestions for further reading are also included for the more avid reader.

The text retains the style and clarity of previous editions making it highly suitable for undergraduates in mathematics from the first year upwards as well as an essential reference for all number theorists.

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"A really good book!"--Fernando Gouvea, Colby College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199219858
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/15/2008
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Heath-Brown F.R.S. was born in 1952, and is currently Professor of
Pure Mathematics at Oxford University. He works in analytic number theory, and in particular on its applications to prime numbers and to
Diophantine equations.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the sixth edition Andrew Wiles
Preface to the fifth edition
1. The Series of Primes (1)
2. The Series of Primes (2)
3. Farey Series and a Theorem of Minkowski
4. Irrational Numbers
5. Congruences and Residues
6. Fermat's Theorem and its Consequences
7. General Properties of Congruences
8. Congruences to Composite Moduli
9. The Representation of Numbers by Decimals
10. Continued Fractions
11. Approximation of Irrationals by Rationals
12. The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic in k(l), k(i), and k(p)
13. Some Diophantine Equations
14. Quadratic Fields (1)
15. Quadratic Fields (2)
16. The Arithmetical Functions ø(n), µ(n), *d(n), σ(n), r(n)
17. Generating Functions of Arithmetical Functions
18. The Order of Magnitude of Arithmetical Functions
19. Partitions
20. The Representation of a Number by Two or Four Squares
21. Representation by Cubes and Higher Powers
22. The Series of Primes (3)
23. Kronecker's Theorem
24. Geometry of Numbers
25. Elliptic Curves, Joseph H. Silverman
List of Books
Index of Special Symbols and Words
Index of Names
General Index

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