My Numbers, My Friends

Popular Lectures on Number Theory

Authors: Ribenboim, Paulo

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Dear Friends of Numbers: This little book is for you. It should o?er an exquisite int- lectual enjoyment, which only relatively few fortunate people can experience. May these essays stimulate your curiosity and lead you to books and articles where these matters are discussed at a more technical level. I warn you, however, that the problems treated, in spite of - ing easy to state, are for the most part very di?cult. Many are still unsolved. You will see how mathematicians have attacked these problems. Brains at work! But do not blame me for sleepless nights (I have mine already). Several of the essays grew out of lectures given over the course of years on my customary errances. Other chapters could, but probably never will, become full-sized books. The diversity of topics shows the many guises numbers take to ? tantalize and to demand a mobility of spirit from you, my reader, who is already anxious to leave this preface. Now go to page 1 (or 127?). Paulo Ribenboim ? Tantalus, of Greek mythology, was punished by continual disappointment whenhetriedtoeatordrinkwhatwasplacedwithinhisreach. 1 The Fibonacci Numbers and the Arctic Ocean Introduction There is indeed not much relation between the Fibonacci numbers and the Arctic Ocean, but I thought that this title would excite your curiosity for my lecture. You will be disappointed if you wished to hear about the Arctic Ocean, as my topic will be the sequence of Fibonacci numbers and similar sequences.

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"…the author is extremely knowledgeable in his subjects and the reader can profit from the wealth of material contained in this book. Therefore this book is a welcome reference for anyone interested both in trivia and in serious background material about popular topics in elementary number theory."


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
My Numbers, My Friends
Book Subtitle
Popular Lectures on Number Theory
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-22754-2
DOI
10.1007/b98892
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-98911-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 376
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