Catalan's Conjecture: Are Eight and Nine the Only Consecutive Powers?

Catalan's Conjecture: Are Eight and Nine the Only Consecutive Powers?

by Paulo Ribenboim
     
 

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Following an introduction which acquaints readers with the problem of consecutive powers--first for fixed exponents, then for arbitrary exponents, and finally for fixed bases--and a history of mathematicians' attempts to solve them, is a section of Preliminaries, gathering results that will be invoked in the sequel. The main body of the volume is in three parts: special cases, divisibility conditions, and analytical methods. The appendix contains a discussion of interesting variations and powerful numbers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780125871709
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
02/18/1994
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.90(d)

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