# Number theory

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**Number theory** is the branch of pure mathematics concerned with the properties of numbers in general, and integers in particular, as well as the wider classes of problems that arise from their study. This page is for quotes on number theory.

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## Quotes[edit]

**Mathematics is the queen of the sciences and number theory is the queen of mathematics.**She often condescends to render service to astronomy and other natural sciences, but in all relations she is entitled to the first rank.- Carl Friedrich Gauss, in
*Gauss zum Gedächtniss*(1856) by Wolfgang Sartorius von Waltershausen, as translated in*Memorabilia Mathematica; or, The Philomath's Quotation-Book*(1914) by Robert Édouard Moritz, p. 271

- Carl Friedrich Gauss, in