Number Theory: An approach through history From Hammurapi to Legendre (Modern Birkhauser Classics 2001 ed.)

Number Theory: An approach through history From Hammurapi to Legendre (Modern Birkhauser Classics 2001 ed.)

By: Andre Weil (author)Paperback

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This book presents a historical overview of number theory. It examines texts that span some thirty-six centuries of arithmetical work, from an Old Babylonian tablet to Legendre's Essai sur la Theorie des Nombres, written in 1798. Coverage employs a historical approach in the analysis of problems and evolving methods of number theory and their significance within mathematics. The book also takes the reader into the workshops of four major authors of modern number theory: Fermat, Euler, Lagrange and Legendre and presents a detailed and critical examination of their work.

Contents

Protohistory.- Fermat and His Correspondents.- Euler.- An Age of Transition: Lagrange and Legendre.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780817645656
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 377
  • ID: 9780817645656
  • weight: 1250
  • ISBN10: 0817645659
  • edition: 2001 ed.

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