To my eyes, the most glaring omission was a book by Fernando Gouvêa, originally published in , entitled p-adic Numbers: An Introduction. Hensel’s p-adic Numbers: early history. Fernando Q. Gouvêa. Notes for a talk at the AMS regional meeting in Providence, RI, October , Please note that . P-Adic Numbers has 8 ratings and 1 review. Ben said: I really love the way Gouvea writes about math. There are two things I love in particular:1) He is.

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An Introduction by Fernando Q. There are numbers of all kinds: The p-adic numbers are less well known than the others, but they play a fundamental role in number theory and in other parts of mathematics.

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This elementary introduction offers a broad understanding of p-adic numbers. Paperbackpages.

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I really love the way Gouvea writes about math. There are two things I love in particular: The organization of the exposition reflects the idea that there is a story here. In language mathematicians will find familiar, this means all the ideas are motivated, but it goes beyond that.

I just I really love the way Gouvea writes about math. I just learn better this way, there’s no doubt about it.

P-Adic Numbers: An Introduction by Fernando Q. Gouvêa

I do have one complaint: I find such problems very very difficult to get motivated by. You already told me what the answer is! Asking me to check you weren’t lying to me, when I know you aren’t lying or they would have caught it at the copyediting stage, is not going to get me excited. But, overall, I got a lot out of this book.

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