# Volume 10, 2004, Number 4

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**A Fermatian Staudt—Clausen Theorem**

*Original research paper. Pages 89—99*

A. Shannon

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This paper looks at the Staudt—Clausen theorem within the framework of various generalization of the Bernoulli numbers. The historical background to the problem is reviewed, and a solution to a problem of Morgan Ward is put forward. Generalized Hurwitz series are utilised in the development of the results.

**An extension of Euler’s prime-generating function**

*Original research paper. Pages 100—105*

J. Leyendekkers and A. Shannon

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Using integer structure, six simple functions are obtained to give values for *x* that result in composite *N* in Euler’s prime generating function *N* = *x*^{2} + *x *+ *p*; the remaining values for *x* yield primes. In 0 ≤ *x* ≤ 500, with *p* = 41, there are 314 values for *x* which generate primes, the formation of which follows an orderly pattern based on integer structure. All primes can be generated from *N* = 6*r* ± 1, with specific values of *r* being rejected, in an analogous manner to the *x* values.

**On two Smarandache’s problems**

*Original research paper. Pages 106—112*

M. Vassilev-Missana and K. Atanassov

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