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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 solve Fermat’s Last Theorem (FLT). 18 more words

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:

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

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Talking prime numbers with kids

Saw this tweet from Steven Strogatz last night:

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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