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Old 2016-08-18, 14:15   #1
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Is this book appropriate for a (forum) number theory discussion group?

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Old 2016-08-18, 20:57   #2
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Is this book appropriate for a (forum) number theory discussion group?

https://issuu.com/kftsang88/docs/_da...61b8c1d70d4377
depends on the audience I tried some of the first exercises and got stuck already or gave up I think. on question 1d edit: gave up for now *

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Old 2016-08-18, 23:22   #3
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It's free, looks readable, and table of contents touches on many of the topics we're interested in here at the forum. Looks good to me!
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Old 2016-08-19, 00:27   #4
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It's free, looks readable, and table of contents touches on many of the topics we're interested in here at the forum. Looks good to me!
if it's not at the current resolution it starts out at it's also zoomable to some extent.
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Is this book appropriate for a (forum) number theory discussion group?

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The looks an expensive commercially sold book with a copyright. I'm uneasy with this choice.

Can anyone poll their mathematical circles for suggestions?

Here are Kenneth Ribet's suggestions for: Some alternative references for Math 115 (Berkely: Number Theory)

Online number theory lecture notes and teaching materials

Online Mathematics Textbooks
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33. Published by Cambridge University Press, A Computational Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra, by Victor Shoup is nevertheless freely available on-line.
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74. Yet Another Introductory Number Theory Textbook, by Jonathan Poritz.

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Old 2016-08-19, 10:06   #6
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Yes, it would appear to be the next-to-newest edition of a McGraw-Hill book from about 10 years ago, presumably still under copyright.

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Can anyone poll their mathematical circles for suggestions?
That was what I attempted in the following post!
http://www.mersenneforum.org/showpos...7&postcount=69

The other option we have not yet considered is to write it ourselves, together, on this forum.
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The other option we have not yet considered is to write it ourselves, together, on this forum.
That is a fascinating idea!
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Old 2016-08-19, 18:53   #8
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That is a fascinating idea!
Indeed·

RDS is, IMAO, perhaps the best qualified MF subscriber to write it. Should he be invited back from his exile in the outer wilderness?

Fivemack is also way up there in the list of candidates. Again, IMAO.

No disrespect intended to any others omitted explicable on the grounds of my incompetent judgement. Please feel free to berate me as appropriate.

One thing of which I am sure is that I'm way down the list.

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I was just thinking that a forum or thread on algorithms would also be good. For example, "What is the best algorithm for sieving xxx numbers?".
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I was just thinking that a forum or thread on algorithms would also be good. For example, "What is the best algorithm for sieving xxx numbers?".
isn't that the computer science and computational number theory forum ? though I do admit there's a lot of threads ( a lot that I've put my opinion out there in though so it really doesn't hit high mathematics).
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isn't that the computer science and computational number theory forum ?
That's where I'd put it.
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