Elementary number theory / David M. Burton.

  • 5th ed.
  • Boston : McGraw-Hill ©2002
Physical description
xv, 411 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • 0072325690
  • 9780072325690
  • 0071121749
  • 9780071121743
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 364-369) and index.
  • Previous ed.: 1998.
  • Some preliminary considerations -- Divisibility theory in the integers -- Primes and their distribution -- The theory of congruences -- Fermat's theorem -- Number-theoretic functions -- Euler's generalization of Fermat's theorem -- Primitive roots and indices -- The quadratic reciprocity law -- Perfect numbers -- The Fermat conjecture -- Representation of integers as sums of squares -- Fibonacci numbers -- Continued fractions -- Some Twentieth-century developments.
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
  • English
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  • 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.

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