Number Theory and Its History (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Oystein Ore
Dover Publications | April 1, 1988 | English | ISBN: 0486656209 | 380 pages | DJVU | 4 MB
"A very valuable addition to any mathematical library." — School Science and Math
This book, written by a prominent mathematician and Sterling Professor of Mathematics at Yale, differs from most other books on number theory in two important ways: first, it presents the principal ideas and methods of number theory within a historical and cultural framework, making the subject more tangible and easily grasped. Second, the material requires substantially less mathematical background than many comparable texts.