• Extremality of Prime Factorization

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    • Keywords


      Prime factorization, geometric optimization.

    • Abstract


      Viewing the factorization of a number as an optimization problem, we show that prime factorization corresponds to the optimal solution.

      ``... immense beauty of the prime numbers and the endless surprises which they have in store for us'' -- -- Don Zagier

    • Author Affiliations


      K S Mallikarjuna Rao1

      1. K. S. Mallikarjuna Rao, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400 076, India.
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