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Mathematicians Are Making Major Breakthroughs In The Understanding Of Prime Numbers
businessinsider.com ^ | Nov. 21, 2013, 3:07 PM | Andy Kiersz

Posted on 11/23/2013 5:57:05 PM PST by BenLurkin

 Most mathematicians have a sense that the twin primes conjecture should be true — the positioning of the prime numbers appear to be more or less random, even though on average the gaps between primes get larger, and if one has an infinitely long list of random odd numbers, we should have an infinite collection of pairs in our list. If at some point, prime numbers are always more than two numbers away from each other, we have a non-random aspect to their distribution that goes against this intuition.

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1 posted on 11/23/2013 5:57:05 PM PST by BenLurkin

To: BenLurkin

Dual primes are my favorite type of numbers.

2 posted on 11/23/2013 5:59:51 PM PST by Paladin2

To: BenLurkin

“Math is HARD!” ~ Barbie...and Diana in Wisconsin, LOL!

3 posted on 11/23/2013 6:01:53 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)

Dual -—> +2

4 posted on 11/23/2013 6:02:06 PM PST by Paladin2

It’s all Greek to me.

5 posted on 11/23/2013 6:04:33 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)

To: BenLurkin

I’ve been saying that for years. (/s)

6 posted on 11/23/2013 6:04:58 PM PST by PistolPaknMama

To: BenLurkin

Thanks for posting. Interesting stuff.

The internet is obviously helping to advance research by speeding communication and enabling collaboration. Once the concept of a bounded gap was introduced everyone piled on.

7 posted on 11/23/2013 6:06:50 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)

To: Diana in Wisconsin

““Math is HARD!” ~ Barbie...and Diana in Wisconsin, LOL!”

I’ll have to put that question on my Match.com profile to ask woman before I talk to them!

8 posted on 11/23/2013 6:08:05 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)

To: BenLurkin

Wait, WHAT?... ugh.. Is there going to be a test at the end? OMG, I hope not.. :)

9 posted on 11/23/2013 6:15:32 PM PST by carlo3b (RUFFLE FEATHERS, and destroy their FEATHER NEST!)

To: BenLurkin

Most integers are very large.

10 posted on 11/23/2013 6:15:43 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)

To: BenLurkin

One One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do.

11 posted on 11/23/2013 6:18:38 PM PST by DManA (rs)

To: Diana in Wisconsin

I think Mathematician Barbie is new for this Christmas season.

12 posted on 11/23/2013 6:19:44 PM PST by DManA (rs)

To: DManA

Okay. Now I have that song stuck in my head.

13 posted on 11/23/2013 6:19:53 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)

To: BenLurkin

Uh 1, uh 2, uh 3, 5,11,

14 posted on 11/23/2013 6:20:15 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)

To: BenLurkin

Called ear-worms. I get them too.

15 posted on 11/23/2013 6:22:21 PM PST by DManA (rs)

To: Vendome

7. You forgot 7.

16 posted on 11/23/2013 6:22:30 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)

To: BenLurkin

This has implications for the security of public key cryptography.

17 posted on 11/23/2013 6:24:21 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt

To: DManA

Ken says his prime numbers are 38 24 36

18 posted on 11/23/2013 6:24:58 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)

To: Vendome

And 7?

19 posted on 11/23/2013 6:26:48 PM PST by aruanan

To: BenLurkin

Note my tagline...

20 posted on 11/23/2013 6:27:06 PM PST by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)