An exploration of Fermat numbers

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Title: An exploration of Fermat numbers
Author: Curci, Allison Storm
Abstract: This report focuses on the discovery of Fermat numbers as well as the subsequent innovations in processes for finding factors of Fermat numbers. The property of the prime factors of Fermat numbers, as well as the connections between Fermat numbers and other areas of mathematics, is also discussed.
Department: Mathematics
Subject: Fermat Fermat numbers Heron Triangles
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-08-1567
Date: 2010-08

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