By John Barnes

In this interesting e-book, John Barnes takes us on a trip via facets of numbers a lot as he took us on a geometric trip in gemstones of Geometry. equally originating from a chain of lectures for grownup scholars at interpreting and Oxford collage, this ebook touches a number of fun and engaging subject matters relating to numbers and their makes use of either old and modern.

The writer informs and intrigues his viewers with either primary quantity themes resembling best numbers and cryptography, and topics of day-by-day wishes and pleasures comparable to counting one's resources, maintaining a tally of time, and having fun with track. Puzzles and workouts on the finish of every lecture supply extra suggestion, and diverse illustrations accompany the reader. in addition, a few appendices offers in-depth insights into assorted subject matters similar to Pascal's triangle, the Rubik dice, Mersenne's curious keyboards, etc. A topic operating via is the idea of what's our favorite number.

Written in an enticing and witty variety and requiring simply easy university mathematical wisdom, this ebook will entice either younger and mature readers excited about the curiosities of numbers.

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Lectures on the Theory of Algebraic Numbers (Graduate Texts in Mathematics)

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Cyclotomic Fields I and II (Graduate Texts in Mathematics) (v. 1-2)

Kummer's paintings on cyclotomic fields prepared the ground for the advance of algebraic quantity conception as a rule through Dedekind, Weber, Hensel, Hilbert, Takagi, Artin and others. in spite of the fact that, the good fortune of this normal thought has tended to vague specific proof proved through Kummer approximately cyclotomic fields which lie deeper than the final conception.

A Classical Introduction to Modern Number Theory (Graduate Texts in Mathematics) (v. 84)

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Unsolved Problems in Geometry: Unsolved Problems in Intuitive Mathematics (Problem Books in Mathematics)

Mathematicians and non-mathematicians alike have lengthy been interested by geometrical difficulties, really those who are intuitive within the feel of being effortless to country, probably using an easy diagram. each one part within the e-book describes an issue or a gaggle of comparable difficulties. frequently the issues are in a position to generalization of edition in lots of instructions.