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Number theory : an approach through history from Hammurapi to Legendre

Author: André Weil
Publisher: Boston : Birkhäuser, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: André Weil
ISBN: 0817631410 9780817631413
OCLC Number: 424124943
Description: xxi, 375 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Contents: Protohistory; Fermat and his correspondents; Euler; an age of transition- Lagrange and Legendre.
Responsibility: Andre Weil.
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"The book makes a fascinating reading, permitting to perceive the birth of new ideas, and to understand why they should have been born... There are four chapters: <em>Protohistory</em>, Read more...

 
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