The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 31–33 | Cite as

Where is the next mersenne prime hiding?

  • Manfred R. Schroeder


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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred R. Schroeder
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Drittes Physikalisches InstitutUniversität GöttingenF.R. Germany
  2. 2.Bell LaboratoriesMurray Hill

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