mersenne primes love

mersenne primes


Sorry, no definitions found.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • I was just learning about this a couple days ago, particularly in reference to the Mersenne Twister. I still don't understand it, but I think it's cool (in the dorkiest possible way, of course).

    November 21, 2007

  • see gimps

    November 20, 2007

  • A Mersenne number is a number which is one less than a power of 2. A Mersenne prime is a Mersenne number which is also a prime. The first three Mersenne primes are 3, 7, and 31.

    For a Mersenne number to be a candidate prime, the relevant power of 2 must be a prime itself. This condition is necessary, but not sufficient, as 2^^11 - 1 = 2047 = 23 x 89.

    November 19, 2007