Introduction to Number Theory (£16.00)Christopher J Bradley


The aim of this 200 page book is to enable talented students to tackle the sort of problems on number theory which are set in mathematics competitions. Topics include primes and divisibility, congruence arithmetic and the representation of real numbers by decimals. A useful summary of techniques and hints is included. The author was a former Oxford University lecturer and teacher at Clifton College, Bristol.
For ages 16+ competition preparation.

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