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Lure of the Integers

Lure of the Integers

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  • Date Published: September 1996
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print January 2017
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780883855027


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  • Mathematicians and laymen alike have always been fascinated by simple numbers. This book is an introduction to a mythical book which might go under the name The Book of the Integers, that has on page n all of the interesting properties of the integer n. This introductory book stems from the collection of many years' casual accumulation of numerical facts, especially from the theory of numbers. No deep or profound mathematical background is required to understand the material, however much of it is sufficient out of the mainstream that even professional mathematicians may be unfamiliar with the results. There are many references to the literature to enable the reader to track down further information.

    • Number theory is most popular area of mathematics
    • Simple but unusual facts, interesting to laymen and professionals alike
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    'A joy to read and ponder, this book is a welcome addition to the body of mathematical literature. It belongs in every mathematical library.' Journal of Recreational Mathematics

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    • Date Published: September 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780883855027
    • length: 328 pages
    • copublisher: The Mathematical Association of America
    • dimensions: 217 x 146 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.416kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print January 2017
  • Author

    Joe Roberts, Reed College, Oregon

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