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Number Theory?

  1. Feb 18, 2008 #1
    what exactly is number theory i have heard of it but i don't know what it is
     
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  3. Feb 18, 2008 #2
    It is the study of numbers mainly (even only) about integers.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2008 #3
    what it studyed about them and why only even numbers?
     
  5. Feb 19, 2008 #4

    CRGreathouse

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    Not even numbers, just whole numbers. Jamil meant "mainly, or only, about integers", using "even" in the other sense.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2008 #5
    ok but what about numbers dose number theory study.
     
  7. Feb 20, 2008 #6

    CRGreathouse

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    Prime numbers, density of integer sequences, divisibility relations between numbers, sumsets, code design, compression, and many other things.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2008 #7

    Gib Z

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    The properties of the natural numbers =]
     
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