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A comprehensive course in number theory

Author: Alan Baker
Publisher: Cambridge [UK] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012. ©2012
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"Developed from the author's popular text, A Concise Introduction to the Theory of Numbers, this book provides a comprehensive initiation to all the major branches of number theory. Beginning with the rudiments of the subject, the author proceeds to more advanced topics, including elements of cryptography and primality testing, an account of number fields in the classical vein including properties of their units,  Read more...
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Baker, Alan, 1939-
Comprehensive course in number theory.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012013414
(OCoLC)792941483
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Baker
ISBN: 9781139552165 1139552163 9781139549660 1139549669 128361085X 9781283610858 9781139093835 1139093835
OCLC Number: 810931535
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 251 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Divisibility --
Arithmetical functions --
Congruences --
Quadratic residues --
Quadratic forms --
Diophantine approximation --
Quadratic fields --
Diophantine equations --
Factorization and primality testing --
Number fields --
Ideals --
Units and ideal classes --
Analytic number theory --
On the zeros of the zeta-function --
On the distribution of the primes --
The sieve and circle methods --
Elliptic curves.
Responsibility: Alan Baker.
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'[Baker] ... possesses ... powerful gifts for precision and concision ... [the book] never seems rushed or artificially compressed. Highly recommended.' D. V. Feldman, Choice

 
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