Greek Number Theory

  • John Stillwell
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


In Chapter 1 we saw that number theory has been important in mathematics for at least as long as geometry, and from a foundational point of view it may be more important. Despite this, number theory has never submitted to a systematic treatment like that undergone by elementary geometry in Euclid’s Elements.


Rational Point Continue Fraction Diophantine Equation Euclidean Algorithm Triangular Number 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Stillwell
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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