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  • Title Elementary Number Theory: Primes, Congruences, and Secrets: A Computational Approach
  • Author(s) William Stein
  • Publisher: Springer 2009 edition (December 3, 2008); eBook (Updated on January 23, 2017)
  • Hardcover/Paperback 168 pages
  • eBook PDF (172 pages, 2.6 MB)
  • Language(s): English and Korean
  • ISBN-10: 0387855246
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387855240
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Book Description

This book is an introduction to elementary number theory with a computational flavor. Many numerical examples are given throughout the book using the SageMath mathematical software. The text is aimed at an undergraduate student with a basic knowledge of groups, rings and fields. Each chapter concludes with several exercises.

It's all about prime numbers, congruences, secret messages, and elliptic curves that you can read cover to cover. It grew out of undergruate courses that the author taught at Harvard, UC San Diego, and the University of Washington.

About the Authors
  • William Stein is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington. He is also the author of Modular Forms, A Computational Approach (AMS 2007), and the lead developer of the open source software, Sage.
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