Ex-News Junkie
Archimedes Spiral and Prime Numbers
Sun Aug 6, 2017 7:23pm

Below is a plot of 32,000 prime numbers on an Archimedes Spiral. In the first plot it just looks like an onion. In the second plot I hid the lines joining the points. All the points are prime numbers in polar coordinates. All 32,000 primes line up on one of the radial spokes. Apparently prime numbers are not entirely random, but are in fact a periodic function. I think it's neat-o.

    • I cannot see any such diagram. (nm)DFM, Tue Aug 29 12:31am
    • Did you know ...Mondo Fuego™ , Mon Aug 14 5:26am
      ... the sum of the digits of a prime number is a prime number? It's the easy way to tell if a number is a prime number. I just discovered this little-known fact on my own, although I am quite sure... more
    • Drum rollEx-News Junkie, Tue Aug 8 3:19pm
      Not sure about the notation, but here goes: The set of all prime numbers P is a subset of SP: SP = {2,3,5, and R + n x 360}, for n = {0,1,2,3,... } where R = { 1,7,11,13,17,19,23,29,... more
      • Another variationEx-News Junkie, Tue Aug 8 7:31pm
        All prime numbers P are a subset of SP = {2,3,5, and R + n x 30} where R = {1,7,11,13,17,19,23,29} n = {0,1,2,3,... } P is prime if (P mod SP) 0 It's simpler I suppose, but it loses the perspective... more
        • It's just a coincidenceEx-News Junkie, Sat Aug 19 9:31pm
          If you write the numbers out from 1 to 30, then cross out all the even numbers, then cross out any number that is divisible by 3,5,7 or 9, what remains are the root angles. You can plot the result in ... more
          • In fact it's even worseEx-News Junkie, Mon Sep 18 5:44pm
            It is basically a plot of all odd numbers. The only reason they are prime numbers is because they've been checked beforehand to eliminate odd numbers that are multiples of smaller numbers. Every... more
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