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Old 2010-02-02, 14:17   #155
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You have shown far more respect for the help that you have gotten than many others have in the past. I think, that other than the off topic items, this has been one of the sanest and most well behaved thread of this sort. I think that you have paid attention to the help of others.

I also think that Bob has done well. Often times those that are unlearned cause him to react a bit strongly.
I must second this post. It looks like Tomer might actually come out of this thread wiser than when he entered. (Fingers crossed...)
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Old 2010-02-02, 15:09   #156
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I must second this post. It looks like Tomer might actually come out of this thread wiser than when he entered. (Fingers crossed...)
Is that your conjecture?
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Old 2010-02-02, 15:50   #157
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I must second this post. It looks like Tomer might actually come out of this thread wiser than when he entered. (Fingers crossed...)
What do you mean by wiser?
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Old 2010-02-02, 16:01   #158
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Silverman,
I am going to buy a number theory book (what is your suggestion?)
I want to tell you what I have to make sure you will give me a name of a book that is fitting my ability:
Chaum books (complex numbers, Infinitesimal calculus) which I am not using.
"Discrete mathematics" by Nati Liniel and Michal Parnas, which I use often.
I read books as "Fermat's Last Theorem" by simon Singh.
I read some papers about prime numbers (but not really much).

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Old 2010-02-02, 16:01   #159
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What do you mean by wiser?
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wise
In this case, a synonym would be: smarter
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Main Entry: 2wiseFunction: adjective
Inflected Form(s): wis·er; wis·est
Etymology: Middle English wis, from Old English wīs; akin to Old High German wīs wise, Old English witan to know — more at wit
Date: before 12th century
1 a : characterized by wisdom : marked by deep understanding, keen discernment, and a capacity for sound judgment b : exercising or showing sound judgment : prudent <a wise investor>
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Old 2010-02-02, 16:04   #160
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http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wise
In this case, a synonym would be: smarter
I know what it is wiser, just didn't understand why does he ask if I became more wiser and by what (mathematics or English or maybe manners)?
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Old 2010-02-02, 19:38   #161
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Silverman,
I am going to buy a number theory book (what is your suggestion?)


Tomer
I believe that I already answered this question........by D. Shanks

If you want alternatives I will have to wait until I get home tonight.
I will need to check which books might be appropriate for someone
at your level and most of my books are at home.
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Old 2010-02-02, 19:40   #162
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I understand, thank you verry much.
I just wanted to know if that book you are talking about isn't for higher level then mine.
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Old 2010-02-02, 20:14   #163
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I understand, thank you verry much.
I just wanted to know if that book you are talking about isn't for higher level then mine.
You should be able to read it.
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Old 2010-02-02, 23:26   #164
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I understand, thank you verry much.
I just wanted to know if that book you are talking about isn't for higher level then mine.
It's not a very modern treatment, but if you can find a copy of Underwood Dudley's Number Theory it would certainly be easy enough.
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Old 2010-02-03, 00:28   #165
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It's not a very modern treatment, but if you can find a copy of Underwood Dudley's Number Theory it would certainly be easy enough.
Hugh Edgar's "A first course in number theory" is also good for beginners.
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