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#1 2010-01-05 02:14:20

LQ
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Registered: 2006-12-04
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Prime number distribution, another attempt.

So I make a polygon with the radius 1 to the middle of a side, the radius s to a corner and the outer side T. if infinity is a prime number, then naturally p*T  --> 2pi

Can one derive all primes p from this, plainly?

Last edited by LQ (2010-01-05 02:58:13)


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#2 2010-01-05 07:25:28

Ricky
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Re: Prime number distribution, another attempt.

if infinity is a prime number, then naturally p*T  --> 2pi

What is p?  What does it mean for infinity to be a prime number?


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#3 2010-01-05 12:23:29

bobbym
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Re: Prime number distribution, another attempt.

Hi LQ;

Ricky is right. Infinity is not a number.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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