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Number Theory in Science and Communication

With Applications in Cryptography, Physics, Digital Information, Computing, and Self-Similarity

Authors: Schroeder, Manfred

  • Excellent introduction to the field
  • Suited for the non-specialist
  • Very successful book now in a completely revised new edition
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About this Textbook

"Number Theory in Science and Communication" is a well-known introduction for non-mathematicians to this fascinating and useful branch of applied mathematics . It stresses intuitive understanding rather than abstract theory and highlights important concepts such as continued fractions, the golden ratio, quadratic residues and Chinese remainders, trapdoor functions, pseudoprimes and primitive elements. Their applications to problems in the real world are one of the main themes of the book. This revised fifth edition is augmented by recent advances in coding theory, permutations and derangements and a chapter in quantum cryptography.

From reviews of earlier editions –

"I continue to find [Schroeder’s] Number Theory a goldmine of valuable information. It is a marvellous book, in touch with the most recent applications of number theory and written with great clarity and humor.’ Philip Morrison (Scientific American)

"A light-hearted and readable volume with a wide range of applications to which the author has been a productive contributor – useful mathematics outside the formalities of theorem and proof." Martin Gardner

Reviews

From the reviews of the fifth edition:

“Number theory has been a very active field in the last twenty-seven years, and Schroeder’s text has a palimpsest quality, with later mathematical advances layered on earlier ones. … Number Theory in Science and Communication is rewarding to browse, or as a jumping-off point for further research … . It would be a good source of student projects in an undergraduate discrete mathematics or number theory course.” (Ursula Whitcher, The Mathematical Association of America, March, 2011)


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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-85298-8
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-85297-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09901-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Number Theory in Science and Communication
Book Subtitle
With Applications in Cryptography, Physics, Digital Information, Computing, and Self-Similarity
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-85298-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-85298-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-85297-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09901-4
Edition Number
5
Number of Pages
XXIV, 431
Additional Information
Originally published as volume 7 in the series: Springer Series in Information Sciences
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