Abnormal Number

An abnormal number is a hypothetical number which can be factored into primes in more than one way. Hardy and Wright (1979) prove the fundamental theorem of arithmetic by showing that no abnormal numbers exist.

See also

Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic, Prime Number Theorem

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Hardy, G. H. and Wright, E. M. An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers, 5th ed. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, p. 21, 1979.

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Abnormal Number." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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