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By Chris K. Caldwell

This can be a dictionary of major quantity trivialities, an eclectic college of miscellaneous proof. some of these tidbits have deep mathematical value, yet many are easy observations which require no arithmetic. for instance, in what yr did England make it unlawful to reformatory a jury for returning the "wrong" determination? What used to be Jenny's telephone quantity in Tommy Tutone's hit track? what's the optimum variety of votes a candidate got for the U.S. Presidency whereas incarcerated? different effects are quasi-mathematical, reminiscent of these having to do with the form or illustration of a bunch. think about the best 18181: This quantity is identical forwards, backwards, or even upside down--do you know the way lots of those primes there are? Can a major be small or even, and even as, huge and unusual? the center of our e-book is the 235-page dictionary of 2151 curios approximately 1095 varied primes recorded dictionary type as short entries, with over a hundred and fifty tables and figures.

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Prime Curios!: The Dictionary of Prime Number Trivia

It is a dictionary of top quantity trivialities, an eclectic university of miscellaneous proof. some of these tidbits have deep mathematical importance, yet many are uncomplicated observations which require no arithmetic. for instance, in what yr did England make it unlawful to detention center a jury for returning the "wrong" determination?

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The (4 · 3)th lucky number. [Post] A frown uses 43 muscles. :-( – 43 – 43 Prime Curios! George Parker Bidder (1806–1878), an English calculating prodigy, could instantly recite a 43-digit number after it had been read to him backwards. The Antikythera mechanism (described as the first known mechanical computer) was found in less than 43 meters of water. [Russell] The NASCAR Winston Cup Series races begin with 43 cars and drivers. [Dobb] Leonard Owen Johnson Associates reported in 2001 that tobacco smoke contains at least 43 chemicals that are known carcinogens.

39 – 37 Prime Curios! 4n + 37 yields primes for n = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. [Trotter] The smallest irregular prime. [Russo] European Roulette is played using a wheel containing 37 numbered slots (1 to 36, plus a 0). Physicist and Nobel laureate Richard Feynman (1918–1988) wrote only 37 research papers in his career. In the movie Office Space, the waiter is wearing 37 pieces of flair. [Patterson] European Roulette Blue Moons occur 37 times every century on average. [Cooley] All positive integers can be written as the sum of not more than 37 fifth powers (Chen Jingrun, 1964).

It is now located on the 19th floor of the Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels. ” It is rumored that for 19 hours a day, seven days a week, stimulated by coffee, and later by amphetamines, he worked on mathematics. One of his greatest achievements was the discovery of an elementary proof for the prime number theorem. The first prime repfigit number. A repfigit (repetitive fi bonacci-like digit) number is an n-digit integer N with the following property: if a Fibonacci-like sequence (in which each term in the sequence is the sum of the n previous terms) is formed, with the first n terms being the decimal digits of the number N , then N itself occurs as a term in the sequence.

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