# Prime Pages

The Prime Pages are described by their maintainer, Chris Caldwell, as “The ‘Guinness book’ of prime number^{} records.” They contain information on the largest known primes with subclassifications by kinds of primes (e.g., Sophie Germain primes^{}, multifactorial primes, etc.)

The primes that the Prime Pages concern themselves are too large to write out in base 10. Even as a binary integer, the largest known Mersenne prime^{} would require a 32 megabyte file to contain it. Thus the primes are written “indirectly” (e.g., ${2}^{32582657}-1$ for the largest known Mersenne prime).

The Prime Pages also serve as a clearinghouse of information on the latest primality testing^{} algorithms and programs.

Chris Caldwell teaches mathematics at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The prime pages are at http://primes.utm.eduprimes.utm.edu.

Title | Prime Pages |
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Canonical name | PrimePages |

Date of creation | 2013-03-22 16:29:27 |

Last modified on | 2013-03-22 16:29:27 |

Owner | PrimeFan (13766) |

Last modified by | PrimeFan (13766) |

Numerical id | 5 |

Author | PrimeFan (13766) |

Entry type | Definition |

Classification | msc 01A65 |

Classification | msc 01A61 |

Classification | msc 01A60 |