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Old 2005-09-20, 13:19   #20
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Originally Posted by R.D. Silverman
I would add:

Hardy & Wright Introduction to the Theory of Numbers
D. Shanks Solved & Unsolved Problems in Number Theory

If more advanced books are desired, I can recommend them.

Stay away from Serre's "A Course in Arithmetic" or any of Serge Lang's
books [RIP]
While browsing in a secondhand bookshop in Exeter a few years ago I came across:

"An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers" by Niven, Zuckerman & Montgomery.

I rather like it, though mine is the 3rd edition. The latest is the 5th and is described by Amazon at

Another one is Baker's "A Concise Introduction to the Theory of Numbers",

It is undoubtedly condensed, but another nice book I picked up very cheaply.

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