Suggest me a book
Suggest me a book
Which books would you prefer if i want to learn about number theory, factoring, different methods of finding primes and a great book on maths?

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Not number theory but if you want a great book, you can start with 'Analytic Combinatorics' by Sedgwick and Flajolet. It is a very nice read on Combinatorics and will also help in solving numerous PE problems directly or using the ideas on the book.
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Anything on number theory? Which branch do you like?
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Googling on "books numbertheory" gave this discussion:
https://math.stackexchange.com/question ... bertheory
Loads of people suggest a book there. You can find your book there, I suppose.
https://math.stackexchange.com/question ... bertheory
Loads of people suggest a book there. You can find your book there, I suppose.
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You might like "Concrete Mathematics" By Knuth and Patashnik, or "An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers" by Niven, Zuckerman, and Montgomery. Both are pretty cheap, especially for textbooks. I believe my copy of "An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers" was 15 USD.
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My "go to" book is "Elementary Number Theory" by David M. Burton. I don't even know where I got it from but the main thing I like about it is that the mathematical detail is interspersed with interesting historical details.
Both "Prime Numbers: A Computational Perspective", Pomerance & Crandall, and "A Course in Computational Algebraic Number Theory", Henri Cohen, are more technical but at the same time more focused on algorithms.
Both "Prime Numbers: A Computational Perspective", Pomerance & Crandall, and "A Course in Computational Algebraic Number Theory", Henri Cohen, are more technical but at the same time more focused on algorithms.
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Albert H Beiler "Recreations in the Theory of Numbers" is an interesting one. It belongs to the very end of the handcomputation era, just as computers were starting to take over. The methods he describes are very different to the ones you'd use now. That's what made it fascinating for me. It's a lost tradition.

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For elementary number theory, and with used offerings as cheap as $6.25 @ Amazon.com,
consider The Book of Numbers by John Conway (Mr Fractran, as per PE Problem #308 : )
consider The Book of Numbers by John Conway (Mr Fractran, as per PE Problem #308 : )
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thanks for your suggestions. I already have Elementary Number Theory and i found it as interesting. I will check the other ones also.yourmaths wrote: ↑Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:31 amMy "go to" book is "Elementary Number Theory" by David M. Burton. I don't even know where I got it from but the main thing I like about it is that the mathematical detail is interspersed with interesting historical details.
Both "Prime Numbers: A Computational Perspective", Pomerance & Crandall, and "A Course in Computational Algebraic Number Theory", Henri Cohen, are more technical but at the same time more focused on algorithms.