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Invitation to Number Theory: Second Edition
 

Revised and updated by John J. Watkins and Robin Wilson

MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-4798-4
Product Code:  NML/51
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eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-4833-2
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Invitation to Number Theory: Second Edition

Revised and updated by John J. Watkins and Robin Wilson

MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-4798-4
Product Code:  NML/51
List Price: $65.00
MAA Member Price: $48.75
AMS Member Price: $48.75
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-4833-2
Product Code:  NML/51.E
List Price: $50.00
MAA Member Price: $37.50
AMS Member Price: $37.50
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-4798-4
eBook ISBN:  978-1-4704-4833-2
Product Code:  NML/51.B
List Price: $115.00 $90.00
MAA Member Price: $86.25 $67.50
AMS Member Price: $86.25 $67.50
  • Book Details
     
     
    Anneli Lax New Mathematical Library
    Volume: 512018; 134 pp

    Number theory is the branch of mathematics concerned with the counting numbers, 1, 2, 3, ... and their multiples and factors. Of particular importance are odd and even numbers, squares and cubes, and prime numbers. But in spite of their simplicity, you will meet a multitude of topics in this book: magic squares, cryptarithms, finding the day of the week for a given date, constructing regular polygons, pythagorean triples, and many more.

    In this revised edition, John Watkins and Robin Wilson have updated the text to bring it in line with contemporary developments. They have added new material on Fermat's Last Theorem, the role of computers in number theory, and the use of number theory in cryptography, and have made numerous minor changes in the presentation and layout of the text and the exercises.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Chapters
    • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • Chapter 2. Primes
    • Chapter 3. Divisors of Numbers
    • Chapter 4. Divisors and Multiples
    • Chapter 5. The Pythagorean Theorem
    • Chapter 6. Number Systems
    • Chapter 7. Congruences
    • Chapter 8. Applying Congruences
    • Chapter 9. Cryptography
    • Chapter 10. Solutions to Selected Problems
  • Additional Material
     
     
  • Reviews
     
     
    • [I]t is full of interesting things and is worth showing to bright students.

      Allen Stenger, MAA Reviews
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Volume: 512018; 134 pp

Number theory is the branch of mathematics concerned with the counting numbers, 1, 2, 3, ... and their multiples and factors. Of particular importance are odd and even numbers, squares and cubes, and prime numbers. But in spite of their simplicity, you will meet a multitude of topics in this book: magic squares, cryptarithms, finding the day of the week for a given date, constructing regular polygons, pythagorean triples, and many more.

In this revised edition, John Watkins and Robin Wilson have updated the text to bring it in line with contemporary developments. They have added new material on Fermat's Last Theorem, the role of computers in number theory, and the use of number theory in cryptography, and have made numerous minor changes in the presentation and layout of the text and the exercises.

  • Chapters
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Primes
  • Chapter 3. Divisors of Numbers
  • Chapter 4. Divisors and Multiples
  • Chapter 5. The Pythagorean Theorem
  • Chapter 6. Number Systems
  • Chapter 7. Congruences
  • Chapter 8. Applying Congruences
  • Chapter 9. Cryptography
  • Chapter 10. Solutions to Selected Problems
  • [I]t is full of interesting things and is worth showing to bright students.

    Allen Stenger, MAA Reviews
Review Copy – for publishers of book reviews
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