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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
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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 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

Another one is Baker's "A Concise Introduction to the Theory of Numbers", http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

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


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