An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers

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The Trillia Group, 2004 - Mathematics
"This book, which presupposes familiarity only with the most elementary concepts of arithmetic (divisibility properties, greatest common divisor, etc.), is an expanded version of a series of lectures for graduate students on elementary number theory. Topics include: Compositions and Partitions; Arithmetic Functions; Distribution of Primes; Irrational Numbers; Congruences; Diophantine Equations; Combinatorial Number Theory; and Geometry of Numbers. Three sections of problems (which include exercises as well as unsolved problems) complete the text."--Publisher's description.

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Page 4 - The number of partitions of n into odd parts is equal to the number of partitions of n into distinct parts. For
Page 4 - where E(n) is the number of partitions of n into an even number of distinct parts and
Page 50 - classes in any manner whatsoever, at least one of the classes will contain an arithmetic progression of
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Page 55 - 2 it follows that m — 1 must have at least one prime divisor, so by (4) n is even. We now multiply together all congruences of the type (5) , that is one for each prime dividing m — 1. Since m — 1 is squarefree, the resulting modulus is
Page 55 - The only values of m 1000 which satisfy (8) are 3, 7, 43. We proceed to develop three more congruences, similar to (8) , which when combined with (8) lead to the main result. Equation (1) can be written in the form
Page 4 - of the graph. From C, the extreme north-east node, we draw the longest south-westerly line possible in the graph; this
Page 54 - and n. This is essentially our method, but the moduli are so chosen that we are able to combine the resulting congruences so as to obtain extremely large bounds for
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