RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 49719185 LA English T1 Topics in the theory of numbers A1 Erdős, Paul,, Surányi, János,, Guiduli, Barry,, PB Springer PP New York YR 2003 SN 0387953205 9780387953205 AB "This unique book is a guided tour through number theory. While most introductions to number theory provide a systematic and exhaustive treatment of the subject, the authors have chosen instead to illustrate the many varied subjects by associating recent discoveries, interesting methods, and unsolved problems. In particular, we read about combinatorial problems in number theory, a branch of mathematics cofounded and popularized by Paul Erdos. Janos Suranyi's vast teaching experience successfully complements Paul Erdos's ability to initiate new directions of research by suggesting new problems and approaches. This book will surely arouse the interest of the student and the teacher alike."--Jacket.