Rosen, Kenneth H. AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey.
- Elementary number theory
- Algebraic number theory
- Analytic number theory
- Diophantine approximation
- Additive number theory
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The study of the properties and relationships between integers and other special types of numbers. There are many sets of positive integers of particular interest, such as the primes and the perfect numbers. Number theory, of ancient and continuing interest for its intrinsic beauty, also plays a crucial role in computer science, particularly in the area of cryptography.
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