Famous Functions in Number Theory

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In this book for in-service and preservice secondary school teachers, the authors present a carefully sequenced collection of problem sets designed to develop several interconnected mathematical themes. The book’s theme revolves around how to use polynomial algebra as a bookkeeping mechanism that allows participants to count divisors, build multiplicative functions, and compile multiplicative functions in a certain way that produces new ones.

This book is part of "IAS/PCMI-The Teacher Program Series,” published by the AMS. Each volume in the series covers the content of one Summer School Teacher Program year at the Park City Mathematics Institute. 


Bowen Kerins, Darryl Yong, Al Cuoco, Glenn Stevens

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203 pp
Famous Functions in Number Theory