Monthly Archives: February 2013

48th Known Mersenne Prime Discovered

Details from the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search: On January 25th, prolific GIMPS contributor Dr. Curtis Cooper discovered the 48th known Mersenne prime, 257,885,161-1, a 17,425,170 digit number. This find shatters the previous record prime number of 12,978,189 digits, also … Continue reading

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Why Kant in a Math Class?

If one takes a look at the list of classes offered at a university, one can discover a very diverse list with very inventive names. If one becomes more curious and reads some of the descriptions of those classes, it … Continue reading

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