# Browsing Archive: June, 2016

## Nine Kinds Of Unbounded Primes

Posted by on Thursday, June 16, 2016, In : Mathematics
For those who have been enjoying my recent series on unsolved mathematical problems, we have another entry today. This time featuring the properties of prime numbers. (And for those who prefer my physics and astronomy articles, I promise that I will try to write a few more of those as well in the coming weeks).

As most (and hopefully all) of you know, a prime number is a number which cannot be written as the product of two other numbers. It can only be properly divided by the number 1, and by ...

## Perfect Numbers

Posted by on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, In : Mathematics
Continuing with this week's theme of simple yet unproven mathematical problems, today I thought I would discuss perfect numbers. Although they appear to be simply counting numbers, they have some very unique properties and mysteries.

First though I must apologize for part of yesterday's article. As I wrote in the introduction, my aim was to provide three simple problems in number theory. And while readers did enjoy both the Erdos-Strauss conjecture and Pillai's Conjecture, it would seem that m...

## Three Problems In Number Theory

Posted by on Monday, June 6, 2016, In : Mathematics
Last week I wrote an article outlining a few simple yet unsolved problems in mathematics. At the time I had thought it would be a one off posting, rather than the start of a series of articles. However based on the positive responses I have received and the numerous inspiring mathematical discussions it has provoked, it is clear that there is a demand in society for more of these type of mathematical articles.

And so here we go again...

The last article that I wrote focused on colourings and on...