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Prime Numbers

  • W. S. Anglin
  • J. Lambek
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Abstract

It would be impossible to write a history of mathematics without mentioning prime numbers, and it would be improper to give an account of prime numbers without going into the history of mathematics. Prime numbers enter into almost every branch of mathematics; they are as fundamental as they are ubiquitous. Their history can be used as a framework for a history of mathematics generally. In this chapter, we take a brief look at the fascinating subject of primes.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. S. Anglin
    • 1
  • J. Lambek
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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