Volume 10, 2004, Number 2

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Some properties of Fermatian numbers
Original research paper. Pages 25—33
A. G. Shannon
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This paper looks at some basic number theoretic properties of Fermatian numbers. We define the n-th reduced Fermatian number in terms of


 \underline{q}_n = \begin{array}{l l} -q^n \underline{q}_{-n} & \quad (n < 0) \\ 1 & \quad (n = 1) \\ 1 + q + q^2 + ... + q^{n-1} & \quad (n > 0) \end{array} .

so that 1n = n, and 1n! = n!, where qn! = qnqn−1q1.
Some congruence properties and relationships with Bernoulli and Fibonacci numbers are explored. Some aspects of the notation and meaning of the Fermatian numbers are also outlined.

On five Smarandache’s problems
Original research paper. Pages 34—53
Mladen V. Vassilev-Missana and Krassimir T. Atanassov
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Some representations concerning the product of divisors of n
Original research paper. Pages 54—56
Mladen Vassilev-Missana
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Let us denote by τ(n) the number of all divisors of n. It is well-known (see, e.g., ) that

P_d(n) = \sqrt{n^{\tau(n)}} (1)

and of course, we have

p_d(n) = \frac{P_d(n)}{n}. (2)

But (1) is not a good formula for Pd(n), because it depends on function τ and to express τ(n) we need the prime number factorization of n.
Below, we give other representations of Pd(n) and pd(n), which do not use the prime number factorization of n.

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