## Tags » Primes

#### Primality tests 1

As at the time this post is written (10 March 2014), the largest known prime number is , a number with 17,425,170 digits.

The number is so large that it takes over 50 days just to write it out (based on 4 digits/second, do try this out yourself). 874 more words

Fermat's Little Theorem

#### Codes Meet Numbers

Results and problems about primes that make us think of coding theory

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Zhi-Wei Sun is a professor in Mathematics at Nanjing University in China. 1,799 more words

People

#### a brief introduction to tuning, numbers, history

so i’ve decided to write a blog about something i’m passionate about. it’s not so obvious what i should post here, who my intended audience is and all that so i guess i’ll start with some basics. 1,280 more words

#### A short note on large numbers

It is not very often that we encounter large numbers in mathematics; in fact, in some fields it’s sometimes quite common not to encounter numbers at all. 616 more words

Mathematics

#### Engaging students: Prime Factorizations

In my capstone class for future secondary math teachers, I ask my students to come up with ideas for engaging their students with different topics in the secondary mathematics curriculum. 625 more words

Engagement

#### Math Activity Packs: Primes, Composites, & Divisibility

It has recently been brought to my attention that I don’t babble about my own products enough on my blog. Since Monday seems to be “Math Day” around here, I thought I’d put a little something about one of my math products out into the world. 213 more words

#### The Prime Number Theorem

God may not play dice with the Universe, but something strange is going on with the prime numbers

The prime numbers are the atoms of the natural number system. 838 more words

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