ERIC Number: EJ729382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-15
Maple Explorations, Perfect Numbers, and Mersenne Primes
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science & Technology, v36 n6 p643-654 Sep 2005
Some examples from different areas of mathematics are explored to give a working knowledge of the computer algebra system Maple. Perfect numbers and Mersenne primes, which have fascinated people for a very long time and continue to do so, are studied using Maple and some questions are posed that still await answers.
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computation, Equations (Mathematics), Theories, Problem Solving, Mathematical Formulas
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