By (author) George E. Andrews
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Number Theory by George E. Andrews
Book DescriptionWritten by a distinguished mathematician and teacher, this undergraduate text uses a combinatorial approach to accommodate both math majors and liberal arts students. In addition to covering the basics of number theory, it offers an outstanding introduction to partitions, plus chapters on multiplicativity-divisibility, quadratic congruences, additivity, and more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486682525
(218mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author George E. Andrews
Integer Partitions, Hardback (October 2004)
Provides a wide ranging introduction to partitions, accessible to any reader familiar with polynomials and infinite series.
Special Functions, Paperback (January 2001)
An overview of special functions, focusing on the hypergeometric functions and the associated hypergeometric series.
Theory of Partitions, Paperback (July 1998)» View all books by George E. Andrews
Discusses mathematics related to partitions of numbers into sums of positive integers.
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Author Biography - George E. Andrews
The Holy Grail of Number Theory George E. Andrews, Evan Pugh Professor of Mathematics at Pennsylvania State University, author of the well-established text Number Theory (first published by Saunders in 1971 and reprinted by Dover in 1994), has led an active career discovering fascinating phenomena in his chosen field - number theory. Perhaps his greatest discovery, however, was not solely one in the intellectual realm but in the physical world as well. In 1975, on a visit to Trinity College in Cambridge to study the papers of the late mathematician George N. Watson, Andrews found what turned out to be one of the actual Holy Grails of number theory, the document that became known as the "Lost Notebook" of the great Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. It happened that the previously unknown notebook thus discovered included an immense amount of Ramanujan's original work bearing on one of Andrews' main mathematical preoccupations - mock theta functions. Collaborating with colleague Bruce C. Berndt of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Andrews has since published the first two of a planned three-volume sequence based on Ramanujan's Lost Notebook, and will see the project completed with the appearance of the third volume in the next few years. In the Author's Own Words: "It seems to me that there's this grand mathematical world out there, and I am wandering through it and discovering fascinating phenomena that often totally surprise me. I do not think of mathematics as invented but rather discovered." - George E. Andrews
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