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The Queen of Mathematics : A Historically Motivated Guide to Number Theory - Jay Goldman

The Queen of Mathematics

A Historically Motivated Guide to Number Theory

Hardcover Published: 15th November 1997
ISBN: 9781568810065
Number Of Pages: 525

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The Queen of Mathematics takes the unique approach of examining number theory as it emerged in the 17th through 19th centuries. It leads to an understanding of today's research problems on the basis of their historical development. This book is a contribution to cultural history and brings a difficult subject within the reach of the serious reader.

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"A superb combination historical narrative and introductory mathematic text." -Math Works, May 2003

The Founding Fathers
Fermat
Euler
From Euler to Lagrange; The Theory of Continued Fractions
Lagrange
Legendre
Gauss
Theory of Congruence 1
Theory of Congruence 2
Primitive Roots and Power Residues
Congruences of the Second Degree
Binary Quadratic Forms 1: Arithmetic Theory
Binary Quadratic Forms 2: Geometric Theory
Cyclotomy
Algebraic Number Theory 1: The Gaussian Integers and Biquadratic Reciprocity
Algebraic Number Theory 2: Algebraic Numbers and Quadratic Fields
Algebraic Number Theory 3: Ideals in Quadratic Fields
Arithmetic on Curves 1: Rational Points and Plane Algebraic Curves
Arithmetic on Curves 2: Rational Points and Elliptic Curves
Arithmetic on Curves 3: The Twentieth Century
Irrational and Transcendental Numbers, Diophantine Approximation
Geometry of Numbers
p-adic Numbers and Valuations
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9781568810065
ISBN-10: 1568810067
Series: Ak Peters Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 525
Published: 15th November 1997
Publisher: A K PETERS LTD (MA)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.95
Edition Number: 1

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