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An Introduction to Number Theory (MIT Press)

An Introduction to Number Theory (MIT Press)
Author: Harold M. Stark
ISBN 13: 9780262690607
ISBN 10: 262690608
Edition: 1st MIT Press paperback e
Publisher: The MIT Press
Publication Date: 1978-05-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
List Price: $48.00

The majority of students who take courses in number theory are mathematics majors who will not become number theorists. Many of them will, however, teach mathematics at the high school or junior college level, and this book is intended for those students learning to teach, In addition to a careful presentation of the standard material usually taught in a first course in elementary number theory, this book includes a chapter on quadratic fields which the author has designed to make students think about some of the "obvious" concepts they have taken for granted earlier. The book also includes a large number of exercises, many of which are nonstandard.