Fundamental Number Theory with Applications

Fundamental Number Theory with Applications

by Richard A. Mollin

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Fundamental Number Theory with Applications by Richard A. Mollin

Beginning with the arithmetic of the rational integers and proceeding to an introduction of algebraic number theory via quadratic orders, Fundamental Number Theory with Applications reveals intriguing new applications of number theory. This text details aspects of computer science related to
• cryptography
• factoring
• primality testing
• complexity analysis
• computer arithmetic
• computational number theory
Fundamental Number Theory with Applications also covers:
• Carmichael numbers
• Dirichlet products
• Jacobsthal sums
• Mersenne primes
• perfect numbers
• powerful numbers
• self-contained numbers
Numerous exercises are included, testing the reader's knowledge of the concepts covered, introducing new and interesting topics, and providing a venue to learn background material.
Written by a professor and author who is an accomplished scholar in this field, this book provides the material essential for an introduction to the fundamentals of number theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780849339875
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/10/1997
Series: Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Arithmetic of the Integers
Introduction - Where We Begin and Why
The Fundamental Laws
Prime Numbers
Computer Arithmetic and Complexity
Applications to a Set of Quadratics
The Basics
Linear Congruences
Arithmetic Functions - Euler's Totient
The Chinese Remainder Theorem
Polynomial Congruences and Thue's Theorem
Cryptography and Factoring
Quadratic Polynomials
Primitive Roots
Primality Testing and Cryptography
Quadratic Orders, Ideals and Units
Quadratic Residues
The Quadratic Reciprocity Law
The Jacobi and Kronecker Symbols
Quadratic Polynomials and Primes
Quadratic Residues and Primality Testing
Applications to Quadratic Orders
Continued Fractions
Finite Continued Fractions
Infinite Continued Fractions
Periodic Continued Fractions
Continued Fractions and Factoring
The Continued Fraction Algorithm
Diophantine Equations
Sums of Squares
The Equation x2 - Dy2 = n
Diophantine Equations of Higher Degree
Elliptic Curves, Factoring, and Primality
Applications: Algebraic Number Theory
A. Set Theory
B. Primes = 9547 and Least Primitive Roots
C. Tables of Special Primes
D. Cunningham Factorizations
E. Pseudoprimes and Carmichael Numbers
F. Indices
G. Values of Some Arithmetic Functions
H. The ABC Conjecture
I. The Prime Number Theorem
Solutions to Odd-Numbered Exercises
List of Symbols

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