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Disquisitiones Arithmeticae


English translation of standard mathematical work on theory of numbers, first published in Latin in 1801. "Among the greatest mathematical treatises of all fields and periods."--Asger Aaboe. 

Summary: Great Classic Math Book from a Master
Rating: 5

This is an incredible work, painstakingly and lovingly translated by someone with more patience than I might ever have. Thank God there are people out there who can do such tedious things so we can all enjoy these great works in English. This book shows how a master thinks about mathematics. It rolls out of his head like you and I might talk about the weather. If you get but one new idea from this book, it was worth the price. Gauss' contribution of "clock" or modular arithmetic will change the way you think about numbers.

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