An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers by G.H. Hardy and E. M. Wright is found on the reading list of virtually all elementary number theory courses and is widely regarded as the primary and classic text in elementary number theory. Developed under the guidance of D.R. Heath-Brown this Sixth Edition of An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers has been extensively revised and updated to guide today's students through the key milestones and developments in number theory. Updates include a chapter by J.H. Silverman on one of the most important developments in number theory - modular elliptic curves and their role in the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem - a foreword by A. Wiles, and comprehensively updated end-of-chapter notes detailing the key developments in number theory. Suggestions for further reading are also included for the more avid reader The text retains the style and clarity of previous editions making it highly suitable for undergraduates in mathematics from the first year upwards as well as an essential reference for all number theorists.
Roger Heath-Brown F.R.S. was born in 1952, and is currently Professor of Pure Mathematics at Oxford University. He works in analytic number theory, and in particular on its applications to prime numbers and to Diophantine equations.
PREFACE TO THE SIXTH EDITION; PREFACE TO THE FIFTH EDITION; APPENDIX; LIST OF BOOKS; INDEX OF SPECIAL SYMBOLS AND WORDS; INDEX OF NAMES; GENERAL INDEX