History of the Theory of Numbers

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History of the Theory of Numbers
History of the Theory of Numbers - titlepage.jpg
Cover of the first edition
AuthorL. E. Dickson
CountryUnited States
PublisherCarnegie Institution of Washington
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback)
PagesVol I: 486, Vol II: 803, Vol III: 313
ISBN978-0-486-44232-7 (vol.1)
ISBN 978-0-486-44233-4(vol.2)
ISBN 978-0-486-44234-1(vol.3)

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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