Re: [PrimeNumbers] (unknown)
> > In 50 words or less, please tell me why prime numbersBut on the other hand, b******s to the applications, :-)
> > are so good (besides the fact that they are the
> > building blocks for all composite numbers...).
> > Do they have practical signifigance i.e. in
> > engineering, science, art, architecture
> > etcetera?...............
> Prime numbers have many applications in cryptography, group theory (which in
> turn has applications in the real world, such as physics), random number
> generation and other fields.
The abstract theory of prime distribution theory goes way beyond any of the
various little applications that have been discovered over the years.
Primes are studied simply because they're there. Perhaps like climbing a
They aren't studied just for practical applications. It's the challenge
of the study.