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Recreations in the Theory of Numbers (Dover Recreational Math) [Paperback]

A.H. Beiler
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13 Mar 1999 Dover Recreational Math
Number theory proves to be a virtually inexhaustible source of intriguing puzzle problems — interesting to beginning and advanced readers. Divisors, perfect numbers, the congruences of Gauss, scales of notation, the Pell equation, many other aspects produce ingenious puzzles. Solutions to all problems.

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  • Paperback: 349 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; 2nd edition edition (13 Mar 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486210960
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486210964
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 22 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best writing in the field 5 Jan 1999
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For one reason or another, this book contains the clearest exposition of Mersenne primes and quadratic residues I have ever read. It is very heavy on results and very light on proofs, so don't expect to learn anything here, but expect to be entertained.
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2.0 out of 5 stars hard to get into, text doesn't flow well. 14 July 2007
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I enjoy popular science books, such as the Man Who Loved only Numbers, Fermat's Last Theorem and The Code Book. This book was written in 1963 and the style is a little inaccessible in my opinion. I have and A level in Maths and a degree in Engineering but found the style got me lost in a few places. In the end I gave up with it. The book is also missing some vital bits of background that make the results more interesting.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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This book has been a favourite of mine for many years. Great to dip into as a bedside book. Explores the interesting/entertaining aspects of number theory without the theory - if you see what I mean. A diamond of a book for mathematicians - professional, amateur, or aspiring to either. Stuart R Scott
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mathematicians delight 1 Nov 2008
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This book is a stimulation book for mathematicians, it gives us the wow look at the results that number theory produce without getting bogged down in formulas and theory. A view without the theory that makes us think about the world of mathematics and the underlying wonder of number theory. A great book to stimulate the mind every mathematics should have one. Enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A true number theory classic. 29 Jun 1998
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Want to get started in number theory? This book shows you the way. Easy to understand, fun and loaded with math for the masses. A must-buy!
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