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My Numbers, My Friends : Popular Lectures on Number Theory - Paulo Ribenboim

My Numbers, My Friends

Popular Lectures on Number Theory

Paperback Published: 9th June 2000
ISBN: 9780387989112
Number Of Pages: 376

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This is a selection of expository essays by Paulo Ribenboim, the author of such popular titles as "The New Book of Prime Number Records" and "The Little Book of Big Primes." The book contains essays on Fibonacci numbers, prime numbers, Bernoulli numbers, and historical presentations of the main problems pertaining to elementary number theory, such as for instance Kummer's work on Fermat's Last Theorem. The essays are written in a light and humorous language without secrets and are thoroughly accessible to everyone with an interest in numbers.

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"...the author is extremely knowledgeable in his subjects and the reader can profit from the wealth of material contained in this book. Therefore this book is a welcome reference for anyone interested both in trivia and in serious background material about popular topics in elementary number theory."

Fibonacci Numbers and the Arctic Ocean
Representations of Real Numbers by Means of Fibonacci Numbers
Prime Number Records
Selling Primes
Euler's Famous Polynomial and the Class Number of Imaginary Quadratic Fields
Gauss and the Class Number Problem
Consecutive Powers
Powerless Facing Powers
The Classical Bernoulli Numbers
Galimatias Arithmetica
The Work of Kummer on Fermat's Last Theorem
An Essay on Irrational Numbers
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ISBN: 9780387989112
ISBN-10: 0387989110
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 9th June 2000
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.57  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.53

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