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prime

(prīm) [L. primus, first]
1. The period of greatest health and strength.
2. To give an initial treatment in preparation for either a larger dose of the same medicine, or a different medicine.

prime

n : a cue given to prompt, facilitate or inhibit a particular response in experimental studies; or v : the act of presenting a prime.

prime

first grade or best quality.
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This paper considers some of the ways in which a computer algebra system (CAS) such as Mathematica could be used to further study of prime numbers in the Year 6-12 mathematics curriculum.
We will prove together that there are infinitely many sets of n-odd prime numbers and pairs of consecutive odd prime numbers by the mathematical induction with aid of such equivalent line segments and odd points thereof, in this article.
The search for ever longer prime numbers will continue, in Missouri and elsewhere.
Although there are an infinite amount of prime numbers, the hunt for the largest has in recent years centred on rare Mersenne primes, named after Marin Mersenne, a 17th-century French monk and mathematician.
for the generalized twin prime numbers p = 2a - D, p' = 2a + D.
If p is a prime number, p cannot divide b, and p will satisfy this equation D/p = -1, where D/p Jacobi symbol.
For Experiment 2, which covered divisibility and prime numbers, the results demonstrated significantly greater gains in conceptual knowledge for Chartworld (p < .
be the set of positive integers and p be a prime number.
Since every number less than a prime number P is relatively prime to P, it follows that every number less than P has a multiplicative inverse modulo P.
The answer is given by the celebrated Prime Number Theorem, whose proof was one of the glories of late nineteenth-century mathematics.
org announced today that Michael Cameron, a 20 year-old participant in the worldwide mathematics research project called the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), has discovered the largest known prime number using his PC connected to the Entropia Mersenne Grid.
It offers expository articles, self-contained lecture notes from Tao's courses, and discussion of topics including additive prime number theory, the law of large numbers, and the Lucas-Lehmer test for Mersenne primes.