Elementary Number Theory with Applications

Author: Thomas Koshy

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080547091

Category: Mathematics

Page: 800

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This second edition updates the well-regarded 2001 publication with new short sections on topics like Catalan numbers and their relationship to Pascal's triangle and Mersenne numbers, Pollard rho factorization method, Hoggatt-Hensell identity. Koshy has added a new chapter on continued fractions. The unique features of the first edition like news of recent discoveries, biographical sketches of mathematicians, and applications--like the use of congruence in scheduling of a round-robin tournament--are being refreshed with current information. More challenging exercises are included both in the textbook and in the instructor's manual. Elementary Number Theory with Applications 2e is ideally suited for undergraduate students and is especially appropriate for prospective and in-service math teachers at the high school and middle school levels. * Loaded with pedagogical features including fully worked examples, graded exercises, chapter summaries, and computer exercises * Covers crucial applications of theory like computer security, ISBNs, ZIP codes, and UPC bar codes * Biographical sketches lay out the history of mathematics, emphasizing its roots in India and the Middle East

Elementary Number Theory

Author: Gareth A. Jones,Josephine M. Jones

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 144710613X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 302

View: 7643

An undergraduate-level introduction to number theory, with the emphasis on fully explained proofs and examples. Exercises, together with their solutions are integrated into the text, and the first few chapters assume only basic school algebra. Elementary ideas about groups and rings are then used to study groups of units, quadratic residues and arithmetic functions with applications to enumeration and cryptography. The final part, suitable for third-year students, uses ideas from algebra, analysis, calculus and geometry to study Dirichlet series and sums of squares. In particular, the last chapter gives a concise account of Fermat's Last Theorem, from its origin in the ancient Babylonian and Greek study of Pythagorean triples to its recent proof by Andrew Wiles.

Elementary Number Theory, Cryptography and Codes

Author: M. Welleda Baldoni,Ciro Ciliberto,G.M. Piacentini Cattaneo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540692003

Category: Mathematics

Page: 522

View: 9971

In this volume one finds basic techniques from algebra and number theory (e.g. congruences, unique factorization domains, finite fields, quadratic residues, primality tests, continued fractions, etc.) which in recent years have proven to be extremely useful for applications to cryptography and coding theory. Both cryptography and codes have crucial applications in our daily lives, and they are described here, while the complexity problems that arise in implementing the related numerical algorithms are also taken into due account. Cryptography has been developed in great detail, both in its classical and more recent aspects. In particular public key cryptography is extensively discussed, the use of algebraic geometry, specifically of elliptic curves over finite fields, is illustrated, and a final chapter is devoted to quantum cryptography, which is the new frontier of the field. Coding theory is not discussed in full; however a chapter, sufficient for a good introduction to the subject, has been devoted to linear codes. Each chapter ends with several complements and with an extensive list of exercises, the solutions to most of which are included in the last chapter. Though the book contains advanced material, such as cryptography on elliptic curves, Goppa codes using algebraic curves over finite fields, and the recent AKS polynomial primality test, the authors' objective has been to keep the exposition as self-contained and elementary as possible. Therefore the book will be useful to students and researchers, both in theoretical (e.g. mathematicians) and in applied sciences (e.g. physicists, engineers, computer scientists, etc.) seeking a friendly introduction to the important subjects treated here. The book will also be useful for teachers who intend to give courses on these topics.

A Guide to Elementary Number Theory

Author: Underwood Dudley

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883853474

Category: Mathematics

Page: 141

View: 6513

"A Guide to Elementary Number Theory is a 140-page exposition of the topics considered in a first course in number theory. It is intended for those who may have seen the material before but have half-forgotten it, and also for those who may have misspent their youth by not having a course in number theory and who want to see what it is about without having to wade through traditional texts, some of which approach 500 pages in length. It will be especially useful to graduate students preparing for qualifying exams. Though Plato did not quite say, "He is unworthy of the name of man who does not know which integers are the sums of two squares," he came close. This guide can make everyone more worthy."--P. [4] of cover.

Elementary Number Theory: Primes, Congruences, and Secrets

A Computational Approach

Author: William Stein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387855254

Category: Mathematics

Page: 168

View: 9728

This is a book about prime numbers, congruences, secret messages, and elliptic curves that you can read cover to cover. It grew out of undergr- uate courses that the author taught at Harvard, UC San Diego, and the University of Washington. The systematic study of number theory was initiated around 300B. C. when Euclid proved that there are in?nitely many prime numbers, and also cleverly deduced the fundamental theorem of arithmetic, which asserts that every positive integer factors uniquely as a product of primes. Over a thousand years later (around 972A. D. ) Arab mathematicians formulated the congruent number problem that asks for a way to decide whether or not a given positive integer n is the area of a right triangle, all three of whose sides are rational numbers. Then another thousand years later (in 1976), Di?e and Hellman introduced the ?rst ever public-key cryptosystem, which enabled two people to communicate secretely over a public communications channel with no predetermined secret; this invention and the ones that followed it revolutionized the world of digital communication. In the 1980s and 1990s, elliptic curves revolutionized number theory, providing striking new insights into the congruent number problem, primality testing, publ- key cryptography, attacks on public-key systems, and playing a central role in Andrew Wiles’ resolution of Fermat’s Last Theorem.

Analytic and Elementary Number Theory

A Tribute to Mathematical Legend Paul Erdos

Author: Krishnaswami Alladi,P.D.T.A. Elliott,A. Granville,G. Tenenbaum

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1475745079

Category: Mathematics

Page: 300

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This volume contains a collection of papers in Analytic and Elementary Number Theory in memory of Professor Paul Erdös, one of the greatest mathematicians of this century. Written by many leading researchers, the papers deal with the most recent advances in a wide variety of topics, including arithmetical functions, prime numbers, the Riemann zeta function, probabilistic number theory, properties of integer sequences, modular forms, partitions, and q-series. Audience: Researchers and students of number theory, analysis, combinatorics and modular forms will find this volume to be stimulating.

Elementary Number Theory in Nine Chapters

Author: James J. Tattersall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521850148

Category: Mathematics

Page: 430

View: 5847

This textbook is intended to serve as a one-semester introductory course in number theory and in this second edition it has been revised throughout and many new exercises have been added. At the heart of the book are the major number theoretic accomplishments of Euclid, Fermat, Gauss, Legendre, and Euler, and to fully illustrate the properties of numbers and concepts developed in the text, a wealth of exercises have been included. For students new to number theory, whatever their background, this is a stimulating and entertaining introduction to the subject.

Elementary Number Theory

Second Edition

Author: Underwood Dudley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134873

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

View: 3426

Written in a lively, engaging style by the author of popular mathematics books, this volume features nearly 1,000 imaginative exercises and problems. Some solutions included. 1978 edition.

Elementary Number Theory

Author: James S. Kraft,Lawrence C. Washington

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498702694

Category: Mathematics

Page: 411

View: 6995

Elementary Number Theory takes an accessible approach to teaching students about the role of number theory in pure mathematics and its important applications to cryptography and other areas. The first chapter of the book explains how to do proofs and includes a brief discussion of lemmas, propositions, theorems, and corollaries. The core of the tex

Elementary number theory

Author: Charles Vanden Eynden

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mathematics

Page: 266

View: 2806

Elementary Number Theory

Author: BURTON

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 1259025764


Page: N.A

View: 5310

An Introductory Course in Elementary Number Theory

Author: Wissam Raji

Publisher: The Saylor Foundation


Category: Mathematics

Page: 171

View: 5502

These notes serve as course notes for an undergraduate course in number theory. Most if not all universities worldwide offer introductory courses in number theory for math majors and in many cases as an elective course. The notes contain a useful introduction to important topics that need to be addressed in a course in number theory. Proofs of basic theorems are presented in an interesting and comprehensive way that can be read and understood even by non-majors with the exception in the last three chapters where a background in analysis, measure theory and abstract algebra is required. The exercises are carefully chosen to broaden the understanding of the concepts. Moreover, these notes shed light on analytic number theory, a subject that is rarely seen or approached by undergraduate students. One of the unique characteristics of these notes is the careful choice of topics and its importance in the theory of numbers. The freedom is given in the last two chapters because of the advanced nature of the topics that are presented.

Elementary Number Theory

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478437022

Category: Education

Page: 68

View: 8508

Facts101 is your complete guide to Elementary Number Theory. In this book, you will learn topics such as Primes and Their Distribution, The Theory of Congruences, Fermat`s Theorem, and Number-Theoretic Functions plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Elementary Number Theory, Group Theory and Ramanujan Graphs

Author: Giuliana Davidoff,Peter Sarnak,Alain Valette

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521531436

Category: Mathematics

Page: 144

View: 4066

A self-contained treatment of expander graphs which are important in computer science, engineering and mathematics.

Elementary Number Theory

Author: David M. Burton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780071244251

Category: Number theory

Page: 434

View: 2188

Elementary Number Theory, Sixth Edition, is written for the one-semester undergraduate number theory course taken by math majors, secondary education majors, and computer science students. This contemporary text provides a simple account of classical number theory, set against a historical background that shows the subject's evolution from antiquity to recent research. Written in David Burton’s engaging style, Elementary Number Theory reveals the attraction that has drawn leading mathematicians and amateurs alike to number theory over the course of history.

Elementary Number Theory and Its Applications

Author: Kenneth H. Rosen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780321717757

Category: Mathematics

Page: 752

View: 844

This text blends classical theory with modern applications and is notable for its outstanding exercise sets. A full range of exercises, from basic to challenging, helps students explore key concepts and push their understanding to new heights.

Elementary Number Theory

An Algebraic Approach

Author: Ethan D. Bolker

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486153096

Category: Mathematics

Page: 208

View: 8032

This text uses the concepts usually taught in the first semester of a modern abstract algebra course to illuminate classical number theory: theorems on primitive roots, quadratic Diophantine equations, and more.

Elementary Number Theory

Author: Edmund Landau

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780821820049

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

View: 755

This is a translation of Landau's famous Elementare Zahlentheorie with added exercises by Paul T. Bateman and Eugene E. Kohlbecker. This three-volume classic work is reprinted here as a single volume.