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The Largest Known Primes

This page, provided by Professor Chris Caldwell of the Mathematics Department of University of Tennessee, Martin, contains interesting information about prime numbers. The Top Ten Record Primes, Complete List of the Largest Known Primes, and Euclid's Proof of the Infinitude of Primes are a few of the topics listed. The site's FAQ and glossary are especially helpful for readers in undergraduate mathematics courses, and throughout, text is hyperlinked to other relevant sections, the glossary, and the reference list. One neat part of the site is the Prime Curios Pages where readers can learn titillating facts such as: the number 5 is the smallest prime that is the average of its two neighboring primes, or that If n is greater than 15, then there is at least one number between n and 2n which is the product of three different primes. The Largest Known Primes, updated weekly, is a recently addition to Caldwell's The Prime Pages project that was reported in the August 4, 1999 Scout Report for Science and Engineering.
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December 20th, 2000
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April 3rd, 2003 at 12:34pm
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April 3rd, 2003 at 12:34pm
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