20151026, 14:35  #1 
Aug 2002
20160_{8} Posts 
First Course  Textbook discussion
Mr. Silverman has recommended this book for us to read to learn the basics of number theory.
http://www.amazon.com/FirstCourseN.../dp/0534085148 Discussion about alternative textbooks have been collected into this thread. The course itself continues here Last fiddled with by wblipp on 20151029 at 01:23 Reason: Create textbook discussion thread header 
20151026, 19:33  #2  
If I May
"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002
Barbados
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First Course  Textbook discussion
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I'm serious in this question. It seems a bit weird that people have to buy bits on atoms, and then move the atoms containing the bits (consuming energy wastefully doing so) to learn mathematics in our "modern age". I would be interested in your take on this. 

20151026, 21:09  #3  
Nov 2003
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20151026, 21:15  #4 
If I May
"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002
Barbados
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20151026, 21:36  #5  
Jan 2014
2·73 Posts 
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Henri Cohen, A course in computational algebraic number theory, Springer GTM 138 As can be seen from the contents, this is just spoton the material we tend to discuss here. Google is your friend... 

20151026, 22:08  #6  
P90 years forever!
Aug 2002
Yeehaw, FL
2^{4}·3^{2}·53 Posts 
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Calm down. Supermods are working on reducing the hot tempers around here. I don't know how you inferred that RDS approves or disapproves of the situation. I read his post as stating that he knows of no such online textbook and doesn't expect publishers to make any available due to their profit motive. Will some benevolent author someday put in the substantial effort to create such a public domain resource? We can hope so. 

20151026, 23:48  #8  
If I May
"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002
Barbados
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What revision? New or old testament? Seriously, I find it very weird that we have to pay money to learn. 

20151026, 23:49  #9 
Jan 2014
92_{16} Posts 

20151026, 23:52  #10  
Nov 2003
2^{2}×5×373 Posts 
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suggested/specified in the very first post in this thread. Textbooks cost money. Colleges cost money. Even public schools cost money (via taxes). Where on Earth would anyone ever get the idea that education has no costs?? What have you been smoking? 

20151026, 23:56  #11  
Jan 2014
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