A simple example of the failure of the fundamental theorem of arithmetic Ernst Kummer was a German mathematician active in the early 1800s. He is most famous for his beautiful work on an approach designed to solve Fermat’s Last Theorem (FLT). 18 more words

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#### Looking at Mazur and Stein's new book about primes part 2

Yesterday we looked at a new book by Mazur and Stein I saw through a Steven Strogatz tweet:

371 more words"Prime numbers and the Riemann hypothesis," a terrific new book by Barry Mazur and William Stein, is free online at…

#### Talking prime numbers with kids

Saw this tweet from Steven Strogatz last night:

469 more words"Prime numbers and the Riemann hypothesis," a terrific new book by Barry Mazur and William Stein, is free online at…

#### Rokinon Reveals Two New Xeen Primes

Not even six months ago, Rokinon announced a new line of cinema prime lenses deemed Xeen. This new prime lens set consisted of a 24mm… 368 more words

#### Failure Of Unique Factorization

* A simple example of the failure of the fundamental theorem of arithmetic *

Ernst Kummer was a German mathematician active in the early 1800s. He is most famous for his beautiful work on an approach designed to… 773 more words

#### The largest prime number

Hi readers,

My first post for this website will be the latest known prime number found. This is a Mersenne prime number which is 2^74,207,281 discovered by the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search in celebration of their 20th Anniversary. 12 more words

#### New world record for largest prime number

As of this week, we have a new world record for the largest known prime number:

The adjective *known* is important, because there are an infinite number of prime numbers (but not all of them are known). 25 more words