numbers play an important role in cryptographic systems, such as those used for Internet transactions involving credit cards.
The 24th IRI prime
study groups will begin meeting in fall 1997, so that draft documents may be presented at the annual IRI forum scheduled in Washington, DC, May 3-5, 1998.
Even though Fox Sports recently purchased the stable of Prime
Sports affiliates, it had no direct impact on the Prime
Sports West deal with the Lakers, who are in the second year of a 10-year contract with Prime
For centuries, mathematicians have wondered how many arithmetic progressions such as these exist among the set of prime
numbers and how long the progressions can get.
Yildirim of Bogazici University in Istanbul have proven something much stronger: Given any fraction, no matter how small, there are infinitely many prime
pairs closer together than that fraction of the average.
The sieve of Eratosthenes represents a systematic way of checking whether a number is a prime
by dividing into the given number all smaller primes
, starting with two and going up to the square root of the target number.
is a whole number evenly divisible by only itself and 1.
discovered the first prime
number with at least 1 million decimal digits.
For a prime
number p to qualify as a cluster prime
, every even number less than p - 2 must be the difference of two primes
, both of which are less than or equal to p.
As participants in the Great Internet Mersenne Prime
Search (GIMPS), more than 4,000 people worldwide are chasing after the record for the largest known prime