From the reviews:
"The authors' goal has been to write a textbook in a technically difficult field which is accessible to the average undergraduate mathematics major, and it seems that they have succeeded admirably..."--MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS
"This is a very leisurely introduction to the theory of elliptic curves, concentrating on an algebraic and number-theoretic viewpoint. It is pitched at an undergraduate level and simplifies the work by proving the main theorems with additional hypotheses or by only proving special cases. … The examples really pull together the material and make it clear. … a great book for a first introduction to the subject of elliptic curves. … very clearly written and you will understand a lot when you are done." (Allen Stenger, The Mathematical Association of America, August, 2008)
The virtue of this book is its leisurely style; and the subject is very attractive as well.
Overall, this book is a great place for undergraduates to start learning about a deep and important part of number theory, without needing lots of prerequisites.
The authors do a fantastic job of introducing elliptic curves for individuals and students interested in this area.
There are a ton of issues with math not rendering correctly in the Kindle edition, which is distracting and annoying.Published 3 months ago by William Hoza
Elliptic curves have come to occupy a central place in number theory, as the spectacular proof of Fermat's Last Theorem fifteen years ago showed. Read morePublished on May 17, 2010 by Nona