Unsolved Problems in Number Theory

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Unsolved Problems in Number Theory contains discussions of hundreds of open questions, organized into 185 different topics. They represent numerous aspects of number theory and are organized into six categories: prime numbers, divisibility, additive number theory, Diophantine equations, sequences of integers, and miscellaneous. To prevent repetition of earlier efforts or duplication of previously known results, an extensive and up-to-date collection of references follows each problem. In the second edition, not only extensive new material has been added, but corrections and additions have been included throughout the book.
From reviews of the first edition:
"...many talented young mathematicians will write their first papers starting out from problems found in this book." -Mathematical Reviews
Mathematics is kept alive by the appearance of new unsolved problems, problems posed from within mathematics itself, and also from the increasing number of disciplines where mathematics is applied. This book provides a steady supply of easily understood, if not easily solved, problems which can be considered in varying depths by mathematicians at all levels of mathematical maturity.
Preface to the First EditionPreface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Glossary of Symbols
A. Prime Numbers.
A1. Prime values of quadratic functions.
A2. Primes connected with factorials.
A3. Mersenne primes. Repunits. Fermat numbers. Primes of shape k · 2n + 1.
A4. The prime number race.
A5. Arithmetic progressions of primes.
A6. Consecutive primes in A.P.
A7. Cunningham chains.
A8. Gaps between primes. Twin primes.
A9. Patterns of primes.
A10. Gilbreath's conjecture.
A11. Increasing and decreasing gaps.
A12. Pseudoprimes. Euler pseudoprimes. Strong pseudoprimes.
A13. Carmichael numbers.
A14. 'Good' primes and the prime number graph.
A15. Congruent products of consecutive numbers.
A16. Gaussian primes. Eisenstein-Jacobi primes.
A17. Formulas for primes.
A18. The Erd os-Selfridge classi.cation of primes.
A19. Values of n making n - 2k prime. Odd numbers not of the form ±pa ± 2b.
A20. Symmetric and asymmetric primes. B. Divisibility
B1. Perfect numbers.
B2. Almost perfect, quasi-perfect, pseudoperfect, harmonic, weird, multiperfect and hyperperfect numbers.
B3. Unitary perfect numbers.
B4. Amicable numbers.
B5. Quasi-amicable or betrothed numbers.
B6. Aliquot sequences.
B7. Aliquot cycles. Sociable numbers.
B8. Unitary aliquot sequences.
B9. Superperfect numbers. B10. Untouchable numbers.
B11. Solutions of mó(m) = nó(n).
B12. Analogs with d(n), ók(n).
B13. Solutions of ó(n) = ó(n + 1).
B14. Some irrational series.
B15. Solutions of ó(q) + ó(r) = ó(q + r).
B16. Powerful numbers. Squarefree numbers.
B17. Exponential-perfect numbers
B18. Solutions of d(n) = d(n + 1).
B19. (m, n + 1) and (m+1, n) with same set of prime factors. The abc-conjecture. B20. Cullen and Woodallnumbers.
B21. k · 2n + 1 composite for all n.
B22. Factorial n as the product of n large factors.
B23. Equal products of factorials.
B24. The largest set with no member dividing two others.
B25. Equal sums of geometric progressions with prime ratios.
B26. Densest set with no l pairwise coprime.
B27. The number of prime factors of n + k which don't divide n + i, 0 ¡Ü i k.
B28. Consecutive numbers with distinct prime factors.
B29. Is x determined by the prime divisors of x + 1, x + 2,. . ., x + k?
B30. A small set whose product is square.
B31. Binomial coeffcients.
B32. Grimm's conjecture.
B33. Largest divisor of a binomial coeffcient.
B34. If there's an i such that n - i divides _nk_.
B35. Products of consecutive numbers with the same prime factors.
B36. Euler's totient function.
B37. Does ö(n) properly divide n - 1?
B38. Solutions of ö(m) = ó(n).
B39. Carmichael's conjecture.
B40. Gaps between totatives.
B41. Iterations of ö and ó.
B42. Behavior of ö(ó(n)) and ó(ö(n)).
B43. Alternating sums of factorials.
B44. Sums of factorials.
B45. Euler numbers.
B46. The largest prime factor of n.
B47. When does 2a -2b divide na - nb?
B48. Products taken over primes.
B49. Smith numbers. C. Additive Number Theory
C1. Goldbach's conjecture.
C2. Sums of consecutive primes.
C3. Lucky numbers.
C4. Ulam numbers.
C5. Sums determining members of a set.
C6. Addition chains. Brauer chains. Hansen chains.
C7. The money-changing problem.
C8. Sets with distinct sums of subsets.
C9. Packing sums of pairs.
C10. Modular di.erence sets and error correcting codes.
C11. Three-subsets with distinct sums.
C12. The postage stamp problem.
C13. The corresponding modular covering problem. Harmonious labelling of graphs. C14.
Mathematics is kept alive by the appearance of new, unsolved problems. This book provides a steady supply of easily understood, if not easily solved, problems that can be considered in varying depths by mathematicians at all levels of mathematical maturity. This new edition features lists of references to OEIS, Neal Sloane's Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, at the end of several of the sections.
Autor: Richard K. Guy
InhaltsangabePreface to the First Edition Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the Third Edition Glossary of Symbols A. Prime Numbers. A1. Prime values of quadratic functions. A2. Primes connected with factorials. A3. Mersenne primes. Repunits. Fermat numbers. Primes of shape k · 2n + 1. A4. The prime number race. A5. Arithmetic progressions of primes. A6. Consecutive primes in A.P. A7. Cunningham chains. A8. Gaps between primes. Twin primes. A9. Patterns of primes. A10. Gilbreath's conjecture. A11. Increasing and decreasing gaps. A12. Pseudoprimes. Euler pseudoprimes. Strong pseudoprimes. A13. Carmichael numbers. A14. "Good" primes and the prime number graph. A15. Congruent products of consecutive numbers. A16. Gaussian primes. Eisenstein-Jacobi primes. A17. Formulas for primes. A18. The Erd½os-Selfridge classi.cation of primes.  A19. Values of n making n - 2k prime. Odd numbers not of the form ±pa ± 2b. A20. Symmetric and asymmetric primes. B. Divisibility B1. Perfect numbers. B2. Almost perfect, quasi-perfect, pseudoperfect, harmonic, weird, multiperfect and hyperperfect numbers. B3. Unitary perfect numbers. B4. Amicable numbers. B5. Quasiamicable or betrothed numbers. B6. Aliquot sequences. B7. Aliquot cycles. Sociable numbers. B8. Unitary aliquot sequences. B9. Superperfect numbers. B10. Untouchable numbers. B11. Solutions of mó(m) = nó(n). B12. Analogs with d(n), ók(n). B13. Solutions of ó(n) = ó(n + 1). B14. Some irrational series. B15. Solutions of ó(q) + ó(r) = ó(q + r). B16. Powerful numbers. Squarefree numbers. B17. Exponential-perfect numbers B18. Solutions of d(n) = d(n + 1). B19. (m, n + 1) and (m+1, n) with same set of prime factors. The abc-conjecture. B20. Cullen and Woodall numbers. B21. k · 2n + 1 composite for all n. B22. Factorial n as the product of n large factors. B23. Equal products of factorials. B24. The largest set with no member dividing two others. B25. Equal sums of geometric progressions with prime ratios. B26. Densest set with no l pairwise coprime. B27. The number of prime factors of n + k which don't divide n + i, 0 ¡Ü i < k. B28. Consecutive numbers with distinct prime factors. B29. Is x determined by the prime divisors of x + 1, x + 2,., x + k? B30. A small set whose product is square. B31. Binomial coeffcients. B32. Grimm's conjecture. B33. Largest divisor of a binomial coeffcient. B34. If there's an i such that n - i divides _nk_. B35. Products of consecutive numbers with the same prime factors. B36. Euler's totient function. B37. Does ö(n) properly divide n - 1? B38. Solutions of ö(m) = ó(n). B39. Carmichael's conjecture. B40. Gaps between totatives. B41. Iterations of ö and ó. B42. Behavior of ö(ó(n)) and ó(ö(n)). B43. Alternating sums of factorials. B44. Sums of factorials. B45. Euler numbers. B46. The largest prime factor of n. B47. When does 2a -2b divide na - nb? B48. Products taken over primes. B49. Smith numbers. C. Additive Number Theory C1. Goldbach's conjecture. C2. Sums of consecutive primes. C3. Lucky numbers. C4. Ulam numbers. C5. Sums determining members of a set. C6. Addition chains. Brauer chains. Hansen chains. C7. The money-changing problem. C8. Sets with distinct sums of subsets. C9. Packing sums of pairs. C10. Modular di.erence sets and error correcting codes. C11. Threesubsets with distinct sums. C12. The postage stamp problem. C13. The corresponding modular covering problem. Harmonious labelling of graphs. C14. Maximal sum-free sets. C15. Maximal zero-sum-free sets. C16. Nonaveraging sets. Nondividing sets. C17. The minimum overlap problem. C18. The n queens problem. C19. Is a weakly indedendent sequence the.nite union of strongly independent ones? C20. Sums of squares. C21. Sums of higher powers. D. Diophantine Equations D1. Sums of like powers. Euler's conjectu
Autor: Richard K. Guy
ISBN-13:: 9780387208602
ISBN: 0387208607
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.07.2004
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 805g
Seiten: 438
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 04003, 3rd ed
Sonstiges: Buch, 242x166x69 mm, 18 illustrations