The Whole Truth About Whole Numbers

An Elementary Introduction to Number Theory

  • Sylvia Forman
  • Agnes M. Rash

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Sylvia Forman, Agnes M. Rash
    Pages 1-7
  3. Sylvia Forman, Agnes M. Rash
    Pages 9-62
  4. Sylvia Forman, Agnes M. Rash
    Pages 63-86
  5. Sylvia Forman, Agnes M. Rash
    Pages 87-111
  6. Sylvia Forman, Agnes M. Rash
    Pages 113-146
  7. Sylvia Forman, Agnes M. Rash
    Pages 147-199
  8. Sylvia Forman, Agnes M. Rash
    Pages 201-227
  9. Sylvia Forman, Agnes M. Rash
    Pages 229-255
  10. Sylvia Forman, Agnes M. Rash
    Pages E1-E2
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 257-281

About this book

Introduction

The Whole Truth About Whole Numbers is an introduction to the field of Number Theory for students in non-math and non-science majors who have studied at least two years of high school algebra. Rather than giving brief introductions to a wide variety of topics, this book provides an in-depth introduction to the field of Number Theory. The topics covered are many of those included in an introductory Number Theory course for mathematics majors, but the presentation is carefully tailored to meet the needs of elementary education, liberal arts, and other non-mathematical majors. The text covers logic and proofs, as well as major concepts in Number Theory, and contains an abundance of worked examples and exercises to both clearly illustrate concepts and evaluate the students’ mastery of the material.

Keywords

Division algorithm Euclidean algorithm Integers Number theory Pythagorean triplets Whole numbers

Authors and affiliations

  • Sylvia Forman
    • 1
  • Agnes M. Rash
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSt. Joseph's UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsSt. Joseph's UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11035-6
  • Copyright Information Sylvia Forman and Agnes M. Rash 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-11034-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-11035-6
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