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The Queen of Mathematics

A Historically Motivated Guide to Number Theory

By Jay Goldman

A K Peters/CRC Press

525 pages

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Hardback: 9781568810065
pub: 1997-11-15
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This book takes the unique approach of examining number theory as it emerged in the 17th through 19th centuries. It leads to an understanding of today's research problems on the basis of their historical development. This book is a contribution to cultural history and brings a difficult subject within the reach of the serious reader.

Reviews

"A superb combination historical narrative and introductory mathematic text." -Math Works, May 2003

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MAT000000
MATHEMATICS / General
MAT022000
MATHEMATICS / Number Theory
MAT025000
MATHEMATICS / Recreations & Games