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- DescriptionThis text originated as a lecture delivered November 20, 1984, at Queen's University, in the undergraduate colloquium senes. In ather colloquium lecture, my colleague Morris Orzech, who had consulted the latest edition of the Guinness Book of Records, reminded me very gently that the most innumerate people of the world are of a certain trible in Mato Grosso, Brazil. They do t even have a word to express the number two or the concept of plurality. Yes, Morris, I'm from Brazil, but my book will contain numbers different from *one. He added that the most boring 800-page book is by two Japanese mathematicians (whom I'll t name) and consists of about 16 million decimal digits of the number Te. I assure you, Morris, that in spite of the beauty of the appar- ent randomness of the decimal digits of Te, I'll be sure that my text will include also some words. And then I proceeded putting together the magic combina- tion of words and numbers, which became The Book of Prime Number Records. If you have seen it, only extreme curiosity could impel you to have this one in your hands. The New Book of Prime Number Records differs little from its predecessor in the general planning. But it contains new sections and updated records.
- Author(s)Paulo Ribenboim
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication23/10/2012
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Note4 black & white tables, biography
- Weight860 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Edition Statement3rd ed. 1996. Softcover reprint of the original 3rd ed. 1996
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