This work was originally published in French by Ellipses under the title: Ces nombres
qui nous fascinent, c 2008
Edition Marketing S.A. The present translation was created
under license for the American Mathematical Society and is published by permission.
Translated by Jean-Marie De Koninck.
Cover image by Jean-S´ ebastien erub´e.
2000 Mathematics Subject Classification. Primary 11–00, 11A05, 11A25, 11A41, 11A51,
11K65, 11N05, 11N25, 11N37, 11N56.
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Koninck, J.-M. de, 1948-
[Ces nombres qui nous fascinent. English]
Those fascinating numbers / Jean-Marie De Koninck ; translated by Jean-Marie De Koninck.
p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-0-8218-4807-4 (alk. paper)
1. Number theory. I. Title.
QA241.K686 2009
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