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The Book of Prime Number Records

Author: Paulo Ribenboim
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 1988.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book aims to be the analogue for prime numbers of the Guinness Book of World Records. It collects a large number of results and techniques related to all aspects of the theory of prime numbers. The book begins with a chapter on the proofs that there are infinitely many primes, and proceeds through such topics as primality tests, factorization methods, the distribution of primes, special types of primes, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paulo Ribenboim
ISBN: 9781468499384 1468499386
OCLC Number: 853262246
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 476 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
How Many Prime Numbers Are There?- How To Recognize Whether A Natural Number Is A Prime?- Are There Functions Defining Prime Numbers?- How Are The Prime Numbers Distributed?- Which Special Kinds Of Primes Have Been Considered?- Heuristic And Probabilistic Results About Prime Numbers --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
Primes up to 10,000 --
Index of Names --
Gallimawfries --
Subject Index.
Responsibility: by Paulo Ribenboim.

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This book aims to be the analogue for prime numbers of the Guinness Book of World Records. It collects a large number of results and techniques related to all aspects of the theory of prime numbers. The book begins with a chapter on the proofs that there are infinitely many primes, and proceeds through such topics as primality tests, factorization methods, the distribution of primes, special types of primes, and heuristic results. The Book of Prime Number Records should have great appeal to anyone with an interest in number theory.

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