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Author Coppel, W. A.
Title Number theory : an introduction to mathematics / by William A. Coppel.
Imprint New York, NY : Springer, ©2006.


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Description 1 online resource (2 volumes (xv, 339, A28; ix, 672, 28) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Print version record and online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 7, 2013).
Subject Number theory -- Textbooks.
lineaire algebra
linear algebra
number theory
Mathematics (General)
Wiskunde (algemeen)
Genre Textbooks.
Contents pt. A. -- The expanding universe of numbers -- Divisibility -- More on divisibility -- Continued fractions and their uses -- Hadamard's determinant problem -- Hensel's p-adic numbers -- Notations -- Axioms -- pt. B. -- The arithmetic of quadratic forms -- The geometry of numbers -- The number of prime number -- A character study -- Uniform distribution and ergodic theory -- Elliptic functions -- Connections with number theory -- Notations -- Axioms.
Summary Annotation Undergraduate courses in mathematics are commonly of two types. On the one hand are courses in subjects such as linear algebra or real analysis with which it is considered that every student of mathematics should be acquainted. On the other hand are courses given by lecturers in their own areas of specialization, which are intended to serve as a preparation for research. But after taking courses of only these two types, students might not perceive the sometimes surprising interrelationships and analogies between different branches of mathematics, and students who do not go on to become professional mathematicians might never gain a clear understanding of the nature and extent of mathematics. The two-volume Number Theory: An Introduction to Mathematics attempts to provide such an understanding of the nature and extent of mathematics. It is a modern introduction to the theory of numbers, emphasizing its connections with other branches of mathematics. Part A, which should be accessible to a first-year undergraduate, deals with elementary number theory. Part B is more advanced than the first and should give the reader some idea of the scope of mathematics today. The connecting theme is the theory of numbers. By exploring its many connections with other branches, we may obtain a broad picture.
Other Title Print version: Coppel, W.A. Number theory. New York, NY : Springer, ©2006 9780387298511 9780387298535