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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.13/43478

- Title
- Consecutive integers with equally many principal divisors
- Creator
- Eggleston, RB; MacDougall, JA
- Institution
- University of Newcastle, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
- Description
- The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic is usually stated in a form emphasizing how primes enter the structure of the positive integers, such as: Every positive integer is the product of a unique finite multiset of primes. Alternatively, the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic can be stated in a form that focuses on how maximal prime-powers enter the structure of the positive integers, such as: Every positive integer is the product of a unique finite set of powers of distinct primes. Here, Eggleton and MacDougall classify positive integers by the number of principal divisors they possess, where they define a principal divisor of a positive integer n to be any prime-power divisor psupa |n which is maximal. They found that for every n greater than or less than 1 there are only finitely many runs of size greater than N in Psubn, where N is the product of the first n primes.
- Relation
- http://www.maa.org/pubs/mag_oct08_toc.html
- Relation
- Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 81, Issue 4, p. 235-248
- Date
- 2008
- Publisher
- Mathematical Association of America
- Keyword
- prime numbers; theorems; number theory; mathematics education
- Resource Type
- journal article
- Identifier
- http://hdl.handle.net/1959.13/43478
- Identifier
- uon:5577
- Identifier
- ISSN:0025-570X

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