Elementary Number Theory (McGraw-Hill International Editions Series)

 
9780071121743: Elementary Number Theory (McGraw-Hill International Editions Series)

This text provides a simple account of classical number theory, as well as some of the historical background in which the subject evolved. It is intended for use in a one-semester, undergraduate number theory course taken primarily by mathematics majors and students preparing to be secondary school teachers. Although the text was written with this readership in mind, very few formal prerequisites are required. Much of the text can be read by students with a sound background in high school mathematics.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

HISTORICAL EMPHASIS: The author has carefully placed the topics of number theory within the larger historical frame of mathematical development. Historical remarks are woven throughout the text along with theory, bringing out the point that number theory is developed piece by piece, with the work of each individual contributor built upon the research of many others. A student who is aware of how people of genius found their way slowly through the creative process may be less likely to be discouraged by his or her own difficulty with the subject.
EXTENSIVE EXERCISE SETS: More than 750 problems are an integral part of the text and range in difficulty from the purely mechanical to challenging theoretical questions. The computational exercises develop basic techniques and test understanding of concepts, while those of a theoretical nature give practice in constructing proofs.
NEW SECTIONS: Two new sections have been added to this edition: Section 6.4, An Application to the Calendar and Section 15.3, An Application to Factoring: Remote Coin-Flipping. Section 6.4 uses congruence theory to determine the day of the week on which a given date falls. Section 15.3 describes a number-theoretic protocol for flipping a fair coin over the telephone.
ADDITIONAL TOPIC COVERAGE: Additional topic coverage in this edition includes coverage of the quadratic sieve method with the factorization algorithms of Section 15.2. The material on Pell's equation has been expanded and clarified. A treatment of polyalphabetic ciphers, focusing on Hill's cipher, now appears in the section devoted to secrecy systems.
MODERN ADVANCES IN NUMBER THEORY: The resolution of certain challenging conjectures such as the confirmation of the composite nature of the Fermat number F24 is discussed in this edition, emphasizing the vitality of number theory as an area of research mathematics. In addition, certain numerical information has been updated in light of the latest finding.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Burton, David M.
Published by McGraw-Hill Inc.,US
ISBN 10: 0071121749 ISBN 13: 9780071121743
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blue Cloud Books
(Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Inc.,US. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G0071121749I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
16.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.79
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

David M. Burton
Published by McGraw-Hill Inc.,US; 5th International edition edition, Book
ISBN 10: 0071121749 ISBN 13: 9780071121743
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
New Book Sale
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Inc.,US; 5th International edition edition, Book. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. In Stock , (No Marking / No Highlights / No Stamps / Unread / Just has a Usual Shelfwear) , Usually Dispatched within 1-2 Business Days , Safe Packing : Shrink Wrap + Bubble Wrap for more safety , Shipping Service : Priority ( Expedite ) Shipping : Ships By Courier Company Like DHL , TNT , FedEx , . Free Tracking Number for Priority ( Expedite ) Shipping Service , Please Note : Courier Company does not generally deliver to PO Boxes or APO addresses , Standard Shipping Services : Ships By airmail , Excellent Customer Services , Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed , Ships from UK Warehouse or Maybe from Our Oversea Warehouse ( UAE Warehouse or Iran Warehouse ) , without any changes in Shipping Rates. Bookseller Inventory # 0071121749--N27

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
19.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 10
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds