titanic prime
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In the mid 80's Samuel Yates began the list of "Largest Known Primes" and coined the name titanic prime for any prime with 1,000 or more decimal digits. He also called those who proved their primality titans.

Almost all primes are titanic primes, and tens of thousands of them are now "known". (But at the time Yates first defined titanic primes, very few were known.)

See Also: GiganticPrime, Megaprime

Related pages (outside of this work)


S. Yates, "Titanic primes," J. Recreational Math., 16:4 (1983-84) 250-262. [Here Yates defines titanic primes to be those with at least 1,000 digits.]
S. Yates, "Sinkers of the titanics," J. Recreational Math., 17:4 (1984-85) 268-274.

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