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Ribenboim, Paulo

Overview
Works: 139 works in 552 publications in 7 languages and 10,699 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QA246, 512.72
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paulo Ribenboim
The book of prime number records by Paulo Ribenboim( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book aims to be the analogue for prime numbers of the Guinness Book of World Records. It collects a large number of results and techniques related to all aspects of the theory of prime numbers. The book begins with a chapter on the proofs that there are infinitely many primes, and proceeds through such topics as primality tests, factorization methods, the distribution of primes, special types of primes, and heuristic results. The Book of Prime Number Records should have great appeal to anyone with an interest in number theory
My numbers, my friends : popular lectures on number theory by Paulo Ribenboim( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a selection of expository essays by Paulo Ribenboim, the author of such popular titles as "The New Book of Prime Number Records" and "The Little Book of Big Primes". The book contains essays on Fibonacci numbers, prime numbers, Bernoulli numbers, and historical presentations of the main problems pertaining to elementary number theory, such as for instance Kummer's work on Fermat's Last Theorem. The essays are written in a light and humorous language without secrets and are thoroughly accessible to everyone with an interest in numbers
Fermat's last theorem for amateurs by Paulo Ribenboim( Book )

30 editions published between 1899 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is intended for amateurs, students, and teachers. The author presents partial results, which could be obtained with exclusively elementary methods. The proofs are given in detail, with minimal prerequisites." "The Epilogue is a serious attempt to render accessible the strategy of the recent proof of Fermat's last theorem, a great mathematical feat."--Jacket
Algebraic numbers by Paulo Ribenboim( Book )

15 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little book of big primes by Paulo Ribenboim( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book could have been called "Selections from the Book of Prime Number Records." However, I prefered the title which propelled you on the first place to open it, and perhaps (so I hope) to buy it! Richard K. Guy, with his winning ways, suggested the title to me, and I am grateful. But the book isn't very different from its parent. Like a bonsai, which has all the main characteristics of the full-sized tree, this little paperback should exert the same fatal attraction. I wish it to be as dangerous as the other one, in the saying of John Brillhart. I wish that you, young student, teacher or retired mathematician, engineer, computer buff, all of you who are friends of numbers, to be driven into thinking about the beautiful theory of prime numbers, with its inherent mystery. I wish you to exercise your brain and fingers-not vice-versa. But I do not wish you, specialist in number theory to look at this little book-most likely you have been eliminated from this shorter version-what a terrible feeling. But do not cry, you had your book already. This one is for those who will be taking over and should put their steps forward, mostly little, occasionally giant, to develop the science of numbers. Paulo Ribenboim Contents Preface vii Guiding the Reader xii Index of Notations xiii Introduction 1 1 How Many Prime Numbers Are There? 3 I. Euclid's Proof . 3 11. Kummer's Proof 4 II. P6lya's Proof
Rings and modules by Paulo Ribenboim( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new book of prime number records by Paulo Ribenboim( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and German and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Guinness Book made records immensely popular. This book is devoted, at first glance, to present records concerning prime numbers. But it is much more. It explores the interface between computations and the theory of prime numbers. The book contains an up-to-date historical presentation of the main problems about prime numbers, as well as many fascinating topics, including primality testing. It is written in a language without secrets, and thoroughly accessible to everyone. The new edition has been significantly improved due to a smoother presentation, many new topics and updated records
Catalan's conjecture : are 8 and 9 the only consecutive powers? by Paulo Ribenboim( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and French and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little book of bigger primes by Paulo Ribenboim( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A deep understanding of prime numbers is one of the great challenges in mathematics. In this book, fundamental theorems, challenging open problems, and the most recent computational records are presented in a language without secrets. The impressive wealth of material and references will make this book a favorite companion and a source of inspiration to all readers."--Jacket
Functions, limits, and continuity by Paulo Ribenboim( Book )

8 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of classical valuations by Paulo Ribenboim( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the second half of the last century, Kummer introduced "local" methods in his study of Fermat's last theorem. Hensel constructed the p-adic numbers and proved the so-called "Hensel lemma." Kurschak formally introduced the concept of a valuation of a field, and Ostrowski, Hasse, Schmidt, Krull, and others developed the theory. These classical valuations play a central cental role in the study of number fields and algebraic functions of one variable." "The present book is one of the first texts in English devoted to the beautiful theory of classical valuations. The book is self-contained and up-to-date, and proofs are given in full detail. Thus, it will be an invaluable resource for graduate students and research mathematicians."--Jacket
L'arithmétique des corps by Paulo Ribenboim( Book )

14 editions published in 1972 in French and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Riemann-Roch theorem for algebraic curves by Paulo Ribenboim( Book )

8 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Queen's Number Theory Conference, 1979 by Conference on Recent Developments in Number Theory( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La conjecture d'Artin aur les équations diophantiennes by Paulo Ribenboim( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in French and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers of Karl Egil Aubert by Karl Egil Aubert( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers of Kustaa Inkeri by Kustaa Inkeri( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers of Satoshi Suzuki by Satoshi Suzuki( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers of Pierre Samuel by Pierre Samuel( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected papers of Ruggiero Torelli by Ruggiero Torelli( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in Italian and English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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My numbers, my friends : popular lectures on number theory
Alternative Names
Paulo Ribenboim brasilianischer Mathematiker

Paulo Ribenboim brasiliansk matematikar

Paulo Ribenboim brasiliansk matematiker

Paulo Ribenboim Brazilian mathematician

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Ribenboim, P. (Paulo)

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Languages
English (230)

German (19)

French (17)

Japanese (6)

Italian (5)

Chinese (1)

Polish (1)

Covers
Fermat's last theorem for amateursThe little book of big primesThe new book of prime number recordsCatalan's conjecture : are 8 and 9 the only consecutive powers?The little book of bigger primesThe theory of classical valuations