r] for a general Mersenne number
(which may or may not be prime), and [M.
And here the condition that the Mersenne number
A positive integer n is called as a perfect number if it is equal to the sum of all its proper divisors, A Mersenne number
is a number of the form [M.
Cameron's desktop computer ran part-time for 45 days to prove that the Mersenne number
Written in binary notation, a Mersenne number
consists of an unbroken string of 1s.
For example, written out in binary form, a Mersenne number
consists of an unbroken string of 1s-3,021,377 of them in the case of the record prime number.
For instance, 127 is a Mersenne number
for which the exponent is 7.
pi]] - 1 (with [pi] prime) are called Mersenne numbers
were named after Marin Mersenne (1588-1648) who was a pioneer in the search for prime numbers.
have the form 2p-1, where p is a prime.
It is one of a set of numbers, known as Mersenne numbers
, that were originally conjectured to be prime by the French mathematician/priest Marin Mersenne in 1644.
To honour Mersenne these are called Mersenne numbers