Primes and Perfect Numbers
With this chapter we begin the process of finding the primes and factoring the composite integers. The first question that arises is whether or not the list of primes is finite. If it were then we could, at least in theory, publish a book containing all the prime numbers and anyone wanting to determine whether an integer were prime would only have to look it up. Unfortunately, there is no limit to the number of primes, a fact which was known to Euclid.
KeywordsPrime Divisor Factor Number Large Prime Factor Proper Divisor Perfect Number
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