By Titu Andreescu

This problem-solving ebook is an advent to the research of Diophantine equations, a category of equations within which in basic terms integer suggestions are allowed. the cloth is geared up in elements: half I introduces the reader to user-friendly equipment worthwhile in fixing Diophantine equations, comparable to the decomposition procedure, inequalities, the parametric process, modular mathematics, mathematical induction, Fermat's approach to limitless descent, and the strategy of quadratic fields; half II comprises entire strategies to all routines partially I. The presentation positive factors a few classical Diophantine equations, together with linear, Pythagorean, and a few larger measure equations, in addition to exponential Diophantine equations. a few of the chosen routines and difficulties are unique or are offered with unique suggestions. An advent to Diophantine Equations: A Problem-Based procedure is meant for undergraduates, complicated highschool scholars and academics, mathematical contest individuals — together with Olympiad and Putnam rivals — in addition to readers attracted to crucial arithmetic. The paintings uniquely offers unconventional and non-routine examples, principles, and methods.

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