Concise Introduction Book to Number Theory?

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Dear Physics Forum advisers,

Could you recommend me some brief, introductory books on the number theory I can read for few weeks before jumping into the analytic number theory? Big part of my near-future research project will involve a lot of the analytic number theory, so it is needed to read books like Iwaniec and Davenport. Unfortunately, I am not quite familiar with the basic number theory, so I thought it would be wise to seek your recommendation. Unfortunately, my advisers learned the NT from algebraic and analytic aspects, so they are not familiar with the general introduction.
 

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"A Classical Introduction to Modern Number Theory (Graduate Texts in Mathematics)", by K.Ireland , M.Rosen.
 
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"A Classical Introduction to Modern Number Theory (Graduate Texts in Mathematics)", by K.Ireland , M.Rosen.

I just took a brief look at that book, and it does not fit with my need. I just need a concise introduction to the basics of NT before reading the analytic NT>
 
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If you want something really basic, you could try Elementary Number Theory and Its Application by Kenneth Rosen. The 4th edition can be had used for very little.

It's a very simple treatment, but I do still find it useful as a reference for some topics.
 

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