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Number theory : an approach through history from Hammurapi to Legendre

Author: André Weil
Publisher: Boston : Birkhäuser, ©1984.
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This title looks at number theory, or arithmetic. The method is historical throughout, no specific knowledge is expected of readers, and it is the author's hope that some readers will find it  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weil, André, 1906-1998.
Number theory.
Boston : Birkhäuser, c1984
(OCoLC)809477710
Named Person: Pierre de Fermat; Leonhard Euler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: André Weil
ISBN: 0817631410 9780817631413 9783764331412 3764331410
OCLC Number: 9576587
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxi, 375 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Protohistory --
2. Fermat and his correspondents --
3. Euler --
4. An age of transition: Lagrange and Legendre --
Additional bibliography and references --
Index nominum --
Index rerum.
Responsibility: Andre Weil.
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