History of the Theory of Numbers

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History of the Theory of Numbers
Author L. E. Dickson
Country USA
Language English
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Carnegie Institution of Washington
Publication date
1919
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages Vol I: 486, Vol II: 803, Vol III: 313
ISBN ISBN 978-0-486-44232-7, ISBN 978-0-486-44233-4, ISBN 978-0-486-44234-1

History of the Theory of Numbers is a three-volume work by L. E. Dickson summarizing work in number theory up to about 1920. The style is unusual in that Dickson mostly just lists results by various authors, with little further discussion. The central topic of quadratic reciprocity and higher reciprocity laws is barely mentioned; this was apparently going to be the topic of a fourth volume that was never written (Fenster 1999).

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