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Prime Curios! : The Dictionary of Prime Number Trivia
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This is a dictionary of prime number trivia, an eclectic collage of miscellaneous facts. A few of these tidbits have deep mathematical significance, but many are simple observations which require no mathematics. For example, in what year did England make it illegal to jail a jury for returning the "wrong" decision? What was Jenny's phone number in Tommy Tutone's hit song? What is the highest number of votes a candidate received for the U.S. Presidency while incarcerated? Other results are quasi-mathematical, such as those having to do with the shape or representation of a number. Consider the prime 18181: This number is the same forwards, backwards, and even upside down--do you know how many of these primes there are? Can a prime be small and even, and at the same time, large and odd? The heart of our book is the 235-page dictionary of 2151 curios about 1095 different primes recorded dictionary style as brief entries, with over 150 tables and figures.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781448651702
  • ISBN-10: 1448651700
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publish Date: November 2009
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.51 x 0.66 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.81 pounds
  • Page Count: 316

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