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By Alan Baker

quantity idea has a protracted and special heritage and the thoughts and difficulties in relation to the topic were instrumental within the beginning of a lot of arithmetic. during this booklet, Professor Baker describes the rudiments of quantity thought in a concise, uncomplicated and direct demeanour. although lots of the textual content is classical in content material, he comprises many publications to extra learn with a view to stimulate the reader to delve into the good wealth of literature dedicated to the topic. The booklet is predicated on Professor Baker's lectures given on the college of Cambridge and is meant for undergraduate scholars of mathematics.

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