Definition: Perfect Number

A perfect number is a natural number $n > 0$ which equals the sum of its proper divisors, formally:

\[n=\sum_{d\mid n} d - n\Longleftrightarrow n\text{ is perfect}.\]

Equivalently, if we allow the non-proper divisor $n\mid n$ to contribute to the sum of divisors, $n$ is perfect if and only if the sum of all divisors equals $2n$, formally: $$2n=\sum_{d\mid n}d\Longleftrightarrow n\text{ is perfect}.$$

Examples

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References

Bibliography

  1. Landau, Edmund: "Vorlesungen ├╝ber Zahlentheorie, Aus der Elementaren Zahlentheorie", S. Hirzel, Leipzig, 1927