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Old 2017-04-01, 12:09   #4
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Originally Posted by a nicol View Post
Having gone through the rest of the paper I can't work out what this triangle has to do with Mersenne numbers or the Lucas Lehmer test. Can someone help elaborate on the connection here please?
In our culture, the list of propositions accompanying a PhD thesis is something of an academic flourish.
They must demonstate not just depth but also breadth of original thinking.
As such, several will have no connection to the main subject of research, and some may even be whimsical (though the PhD candidate must still be able to defend them).
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