Definition:Thabit Prime

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Definition

A Thabit prime is a Thabit number which is prime.


Sequence

The sequence of Thabit primes begins:

$2, 5, 11, 23, 47, 191, 383, 6143, 786 \, 431, 51 \, 539 \, 607 \, 551, \ldots$


These correspond to the following values of $n$ in their generating expression $3 \times 2^n - 1$:

$0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 18, 34, 38, 43, 55, 64, 76, \ldots$


Also known as

A Thabit prime is also known as a 321 prime, from its form: $3$ times $2$ to the $n$th minus $1$.

Some sources give his name in full, or a rendition of it: Thâbit ibn Kurrah prime.

The shorter form is preferred on $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$.


Source of Name

This entry was named for Thabit ibn Qurra.


Sources