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Paperback | $44.00 Short | £30.95 | ISBN: 9780262690607 | 360 pp. | 6 x 9 in | May 1978

An Introduction to Number Theory


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.


"Stark has written a delightful leisurely account of elementary numbertheory with little or no ideal theoreticpremeditation, included an abundantsupply of great exercises, and endedwith an exciting chapter on quadraticnumber fields," K.F. Ireland, theAmerican Mathematical Society Monthly"—

"... this book will furnish the student,the teacher and the specialist alike withnew methods and new insights intonumber theory It is a welcome additionto the literature " A.L. Whitman , Reviews of the American MathematicalSociety"—