Studying prime numbers with Maple
Gábor Kallós 1"To decide, whether a number of 15- or 20-digits is a prime or not, it is not enough even a lifetime, no matter how we use all of our knowledge" - Marin Mersenne, 1644.
In this paper we use the Maple 2 software to bring the romantic world of prime numbers closer. We discuss the most important results and their application in the Maple system. Moreover a new, interesting result will be presented: a formula, which produces a lot of primes.