Essai sue la Théorie des Nombres.

Legendre (Adrien-Marie)

Essai sue la Théorie des Nombres.

Description: FIRST EDITION, occasional slight browning or spotting, pp. xxiv, 472, [56, tables], 4to, nineteenth-century calf backed boards, vellum tips to corners, rebacked preserving original spine, good

Publication Details: Paris: Duprat. An VI [1798]

Notes: A celebrated work, most famous for its statement of the law of quadratic reciprocity, the 'gem of arithmetic'. Legendre's proof was criticised by Gauss, who published his own superior proof in Disquisitiones Arithmeticae (1801). The work also contains the first statement of the law of distribution of prime numbers.

Bibliography: (En Français dans le texte 20)

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Subject: Sciences

Published Date: [1798]

Stock Number: 50425

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