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The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic

  • Daniel Rosenthal
  • David Rosenthal
  • Peter Rosenthal
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Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Abstract

The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic is the assertion that every natural number greater than 1 can be uniquely (up to the order of its factors) factored into a product of prime numbers. We present a direct proof of this important theorem.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Rosenthal
    • 1
  • David Rosenthal
    • 2
  • Peter Rosenthal
    • 3
  1. 1.TorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceSt. John’s UniversityQueensUSA
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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