Elementary Number Theory
by W W L Chen
Publisher: Macquarie University 2003
Number of pages: 98
An introduction to the elementary techniques of number theory: division and factorization, arithmetic functions, congruences, quadratic residues, sums of integer squares, elementary prime number theory, Gauss sums and quadratic reciprocity.
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