
Glossary: Prime Pages: Top 5000: 
GIMPS has discovered a new largest known prime number: 2^{82589933}1 (24,862,048 digits) Leonhard Euler (pronounced OY luhr) was a Swiss mathematician who lived between 1707 and 1783. Euler was born in Basel, Switzerland and was famous for his exceptional output of original mathematics covering a wide range of subjects. His output even increased after he became blind in 1766. Besides his many contributions to number theory, Euler made significant contributions to the areas of calculus, geometry, algebra, probability, acoustics, optics, mechanics, astronomy, artillery, navigation, statistics, and finance.
See Also: Gamma, EulersTheorem
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