By James J. Tattersall

ISBN-10: 0511126018

ISBN-13: 9780511126017

ISBN-10: 0521615240

ISBN-13: 9780521615242

ISBN-10: 0521850142

ISBN-13: 9780521850148

Meant to function a one-semester introductory path in quantity thought, this moment variation has been revised all through. particularly, the sphere of cryptography is highlighted. on the middle of the e-book are the main quantity theoretic accomplishments of Euclid, Fermat, Gauss, Legendre, and Euler. furthermore, a wealth of latest routines were integrated to totally illustrate the houses of numbers and ideas constructed within the textual content. The booklet will function a stimulating creation for college kids new to quantity conception, despite their heritage. First variation Hb (1999) 0-521-58503-1 First version Pb (1999) 0-521-58531-7