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Daniel Shanks January 17, — September 6, was an American mathematician who worked primarily in numerical analysis and number theory. In between these two, Shanks worked at the Aberdeen Proving Ground and the Naval Ordnance Laboratory , first as a physicist and then as a mathematician. During this period he also wrote his Ph.
The earlier editions have served well in providing beginners as well as seasoned researchers in number theory with a good supply of problems.
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The investigation of three problems, perfect numbers, periodic decimals, and Pythagorean numbers, has given rise to much of elementary number theory. In this book, Daniel Shanks, past editor of Mathematics of Computation, shows how each result leads to further results and conjectures. The outcome is a most exciting and unusual treatment. This edition contains a new chapter presenting research done between and , emphasizing results that were achieved with the help of computers. Solved and unsolved problems in number theory.
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The Basic Library List Committee recommends this book for acquisition by undergraduate mathematics libraries. This book is a very idiosyncratic introductory text in number theory. We have accordingly organized the book into three long chapters.
Extra office hours before the final examination: Wednesday and Thursday, 18th and 19th June, pm in G3. Rationale: For some time now there has been developing within and outside of mathematics a renewed energy and interest in matters relating to number theory. In addition, the use of the computer has made it possible to explore a much wider domain of number based phenomena than before, leading to new ideas. Details of the paper content: The following is a list of the type of topics which might be included, but it is not exhaustive and all topics listed would not necessarily be covered: Theory of prime numbers: fundamental theorem of arithmetic, sieve of Erastosthenes, factoring large numbers into prime factors. Special types of number — Fermat, perfect, etc. Rational, algebraic and transcendental numbers, approximation of irrationals by rationals.
A Poulet number is a Fermat pseudoprime to base 2, denoted psp 2 , i.