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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. ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781448651702
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/4/2009
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 1,184,442
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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