A Concise Introduction to the Theory of Numbers

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 29, 1984 - Mathematics - 95 pages
Number theory has a long and distinguished history and the concepts and problems relating to the subject have been instrumental in the foundation of much of mathematics. In this book, Professor Baker describes the rudiments of number theory in a concise, simple and direct manner. Though most of the text is classical in content, he includes many guides to further study which will stimulate the reader to delve into the great wealth of literature devoted to the subject. The book is based on Professor Baker's lectures given at the University of Cambridge and is intended for undergraduate students of mathematics.
 

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Alan Baker was born on August 19, 1939 in London, England. He is a British mathematician. He is known for his work in Number Theory. He attended the University of Cambridge and is a fellow of the American Mathematical Society. His thesis in 1964 was entitled, Some Aspects of Diophantine Approximation. At age 31, he was awarded the Fields Medal and in 1972 we won the Adams Prize.

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