Postal Meter Strip Announcing a Mersenne Prime

Postal Meter Strip Announcing a Mersenne Prime

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Description
Computing devices have long influenced the development of number theory, including the discovery of prime numbers. This postal meter strip is an example of the imprint used by the Mathematics Department at the University of Illinois to announce the discovery there of a new Mersenne prime. This particular postal meter strip example was never used in the mail.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Postal Meter Strip
date made
1975
place made
United States: Illinois, Urbana
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.1 cm x 10.6 cm x 3.4 cm; 1/32 in x 4 3/16 in x 1 11/32 in
ID Number
1999.3080.02
nonaccession number
1999.3080
catalog number
1999.3080.02
Credit Line
Gift of Prof. Paul T. Bateman
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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