20151103, 03:44  #67  
"Gang aft agley"
Sep 2002
2×1,877 Posts 
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Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 book about flies How A Book About Flies Came To Be Priced $24 Million On Amazon Our own statistical belch still has the number theory book at high sales rating for that specific category. Quote:


20160210, 02:05  #68 
"Mike"
Aug 2002
2^{3}·3·7^{3} Posts 
Would either of these two free books work for this project?
(Is this project dead?) https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13693 https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/38769 
20160210, 13:16  #69  
Dec 2012
The Netherlands
3254_{8} Posts 
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The second book ("A course of pure mathematics" by G.H. Hardy) is famous for its misleading title, as the book is about what we would now call Analysis, i.e. the mathematics of continuously changing values (or the theory behind Calculus). Analytic Number Theory is an important specialization within Number Theory, but that would be something for a later, separate course. Other free sources which may also be useful: Prof. Samir Siksek's lecture notes from Warwick: http://homepages.warwick.ac.uk/~mase...nt/ntnotes.pdf MIT Open Courseware lecture notes: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathemati...lecturenotes/ For anyone willing and able to part with a little money, "An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers" by G.H. Hardy and E.M. Wright (6th edition) remains the best option (in my opinion): https://global.oup.com/academic/prod...cc=nl&lang=en& I agree that it would be a shame if this project dies! 

20210616, 10:39  #70 
"David Kirkby"
Jan 2021
Althorne, Essex, UK
2·211 Posts 
Suggestion: Have a forum devoted to number theory books
I think it would be useful if there was a new forum, devoted elusively to number theory books. One thread per book  if there are multiple editions of the book, then one thread per edition.
People could comment on the books, add corrections, add better explanations, request help interpreting sections they find confusing. The reviews on Amazon are sometimes helpful, but often useless like "quick delivery". One number theory book I found https://www.amazon.com/ElementaryNu...dp/1259025764/ has 296 reviews on Amazon, but many are from India where the book is published. Many of the reviews are just one sentence long. Maybe it is an excellent book, but I became a bit suspicious by the number of glowing reviews. Lots of maths texts quote Hardy and Wright as a reference. I don't have a copy, but looked on PDFdrive and had a quick look. I soon concluded that the nomenclature was substantially different from more modern text books. I personally found it hard to follow, so I will not be buying a copy. Comments? MODERATOR NOTE: Thread merged with existing thread on essentially the same topic. Last fiddled with by Dr Sardonicus on 20210616 at 15:53 Reason: As indicated 
20210616, 12:24  #71 
Feb 2017
Nowhere
3×1,553 Posts 
This thread, last post in February 2016, is devoted to number theory textbooks. It might be amusing to check the resources in it for "link rot." Perhaps this thread should be merged with that one.
Done. This thread is more current, but is devoted to resources for learning mathematics in general, not just number theory. Last fiddled with by Dr Sardonicus on 20210616 at 15:39 Reason: As indicated 
20210616, 13:43  #72 
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
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Another case of search more, post less.

20210616, 14:39  #73 
"David Kirkby"
Jan 2021
Althorne, Essex, UK
2×211 Posts 

20210616, 15:02  #74 
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
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When there is enough discussion in the threads above, we can spin out a thread on each book if needed.
There hasn't been much discussion about the books. 
20210616, 15:56  #75 
Feb 2017
Nowhere
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