This introductory textbook is designed to teach undergraduates the basic ideas and techniques of number theory, with special consideration to the principles of analytic number theory. The first five chapters treat elementary concepts such as divisibility, congruence and arithmetical functions. The topics in the next chapters include Dirichlet's theorem on primes in progressions, Gauss sums, quadratic residues, Dirichlet series, and Euler products with applications to the Riemann zeta function and Dirichlet L-functions. Also included is an introduction to partitions. Among the strong points of the book are its clarity of exposition and a collection of exercises at the end of each chapter. The first ten chapters, with the exception of one section, are accessible to anyone with knowledge of elementary calculus; the last four chapters require some knowledge of complex function theory including complex integration and residue calculus.
A new edition of a classical treatment of elliptic and modular functions with some of their number-theoretic applications, this text offers an updated bibliography and an alternative treatment of the transformation formula for the Dedekind eta function. It covers many topics, such as Hecke’s theory of entire forms with multiplicative Fourier coefficients, and the last chapter recounts Bohr’s theory of equivalence of general Dirichlet series.
This book contains nineteen papers from among the twenty-five papers presented at the Second International Conference on Fibonacci Numbers and Their Applications. These papers have been selected after a careful review by well known referee's in the field, and they range from elementary number theory to probability and statistics. The Fibonacci numbers are their unifying bond. It is anticipated that this book will be useful to research workers and graduate students interested in the Fibonacci numbers and their applications. October 1987 The Editors Gerald E. Bergum South Dakota State University Brookings, South Dakota, U.S.A. Andreas N. Philippou University of Patras Patras, Greece Alwyn F. Horadam University of New England Armidale, N.S.W., Australia xiii THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEES LOCAL COMMITTEE INTERN A TIONAL COMMITTEE Bergum, G., Chairman Philippou, A. (Greece), Chairman Edgar, H., Co-chalrman Horadam, A. (Australia), Co-chalrman Bergum, G. (U.s.A.) Thoro, D. Kiss, P. (Hungary) Johnson, M. Long, C. (U.S.A.) Lange, L.