By Alan Baker
Quantity thought has an extended and unusual heritage and the recommendations and difficulties when it comes to the topic were instrumental within the origin of a lot of arithmetic. during this ebook, Professor Baker describes the rudiments of quantity thought in a concise, uncomplicated and direct demeanour. although many of the textual content is classical in content material, he contains many courses to additional research on the way to stimulate the reader to delve into the nice 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 arithmetic.