What are natural numbers ? Natural numbers are also called as counting numbers.

They start from 1 and go all the way to infinity Fundamental theorem of Arithmetic? Every natural number is either prime or product of primes. For example 13 is a prime but 21 is not a prime because 21 = 7 X 3 where 7 and 3 are both primes Why are primes so important in Mathematics ? Derive first 250 primes using method of sieve of Erathosthenese? What is the drawback of using sieve method ? It takes too much time to find the primes What are the applications of Prime Numbers? They are used in Computer Security to send message securely over the internet Name some modern methods to find Prime Numbers? Fermat's Little theorem, Miller's method, Lucas method.

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