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Mersenne Primes: History, Theorems and Lists

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Visit this site: http://primes.utm.edu/mersenne/index.html

Author:Chris Caldwell; Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science, Univ. of Tennessee at Martin
Description: When 2n-1 is prime it is said to be a Mersenne prime. Page contents: Early History; Perfect Numbers and a Few Theorems; Table of Known Mersenne Primes; The Lucas-Lehmer Test and Recent History; Conjectures and Unsolved Problems; Remote pages on Mersennes: Marin Mersenne, the man; Summary of the Status of the Search for Mersenne Primes.

Levels: High School (9-12), College, Research
Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles
Math Topics: Prime Numbers

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