An Introduction to the Smarandache Function
by Charles Ashbacher
Publisher: Erhus Univ Pr 1995
Number of pages: 62
As one of the oldest mathematical disciplines, the roots of number theory extend back into antiquity. Problems are often easy to state, but extremely difficult to solve, which is the origin of their charm. All mathematicians have a soft spot in their hearts for the "purity" of the integers. In the 1970's a Rumanian mathematician Florentin Smarandache created a new function in number theory. The consequences of its simple definition encompass many areas of mathematics. The purpose of this text is to examine some of those consequences, giving the reader a taste for this unexplored territory.
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by C. Dumitrescu, V. Seleacu - Erhus University Press
The function in the title is originated from the Romanian mathematician Florentin Smarandache, who has significant contributions in mathematics and literature. This text introduces the Smarandache function and discusses its generalisations.
by Kenichiro Kashihara - Erhus University Press
An examination of some of the problems posed by Florentin Smarandache. The problems are from different areas, such as sequences, primes and other aspects of number theory. The problems are solved in the book, or the author raises new questions.
by Pete L. Clark - University of Georgia
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by Douglas Ulmer - arXiv
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