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Advice for number theory library

Hi I just got a faculty position and it comes with a generous start up funds for "office supplies", which I must use or lose. What does a pure mathematician need? I have good computers already. I ...
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Text for Algebraic Number Theory

I have the privilege of teaching an algebraic number theory course next fall, a rare treat for an algebraic topologist, and have been pondering the choice of text. The students will know some ...
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Books on the Hardy-Littlewood circle method

Are there any good books providing an introduction to the Hardy-Littlewood method that do not require much of a background in complex analysis?
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Textbooks on Algorithmic Number Theory

I am looking for a good textbook suitable for graduate or advanced undergraduate students who want to explore algorithmic number theory. Specifically, algorithms for primality testing, and factoring ...
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Introductory text on Galois representations

Could someone please recommend a good introductory text on Galois representations? In particular, something that might help with reading Serre's "Abelian l-Adic Representations and Elliptic Curves" ...
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Introductory reading on the Scholz reflection principle?

The Scholz reflection principle says, among other things, that if $D < 0$ is a negative fundamental discriminant, not $-3$, then the 3-ranks of the class group of $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{D})$ is either ...
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Elliptic Curves and cryptography. Recommended Reading [closed]

I have been studying RSA cryptography and want to extend this to ECC. I am interested in any books on the topic, that start off with basic principles of elliptic curves as I have almost zero knowledge ...
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Introduction to L-series and Dirichlet characters?

I'm looking for an introductory text on Dirichlet characters and the L-series of a field K, specifically for quartic extensions of $\mathbb{Q}$. I have Davenport's Multiplicative Number Theory, ...
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good books on Dirichlet's class number formula

i refrained from asking the technical questions ,may be everyone didnt like my attitude ,atleast help me finding the good books can anyone suggest any good book that gives a complete reference to ...
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Survey of Algebraic K-Theory Since 1980?

I just came across Charles Weibel's Development of Algebraic K-Theory until 1980, and found it really helpful. Is there been anything analogous which surveys the developments in the last 30 years? ...
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Elementary Number Theory Text from a Categorical Perspective

My question is somewhat similar to this previous question, but from a slightly different perspective. Is there any textbook on elementary number theory that develops the properties of $\mathbb{Z}$ as, ...
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Exponential sums for beginner.

What are the good books, online lecture notes or starting material on exponentials sums with applications in number theory for a beginner, apart from N. M. Korobov's book? The book or notes should ...
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Good Algebraic Number Theory Books

I have just finished a master's degree in Mathematics and want to learn everything possible about algebraic number fields and especially applications to the generalized Pell equation (my thesis ...