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RE: [PrimeNumbers] What's my line?

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  • Sren Nielsen
    Well, then read my primespiral.pdf first. It is in files. Paul Leyland wrote:Chris: good idea. If you don t mind having more than one
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 9, 2004
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      Well, then read my primespiral.pdf first. It is in files.

      Paul Leyland <pleyland@...> wrote:Chris: good idea.

      If you don't mind having more than one line in a plot, I strongly recommend the Ulam spiral.


      Paul

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Chris Caldwell [mailto:caldwell@...]
      > Sent: 06 April 2004 20:26
      > To: primenumbers@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [PrimeNumbers] What's my line?
      >
      > Question one:
      >
      > For some odd reason I decided to put together a talk on prime
      > numbers and
      > lines, and use that to give a rough history of prime numbers.
      > I thought I start
      > with Euclid's proof of the infinitude of primes; then we can
      > graph the
      > log of p# (p primorial) and notice it is a line (the pnt);
      > Dirichlet's theorem
      > is a statement about prime on lines. The log of the digits
      > in the largest
      > known prime by year is basically linear. Riemann's
      > hypothesis is that
      > the non-trivial zeros lie on a line. log(Mersenne primes exponent) is
      > basically a line. Any other ideas for good lines in the primes?
      >
      >
      > Question two (off subject):
      >
      > Some years ago I read a great article debunking many of the common
      > beliefs about the golden rectangle. It had a picture showing the
      > Parthenon is not based on the golden ratio. It had a set of
      > rectangles the author
      > had shown folks to have them vote on the best looking (the golden
      > rectangle did not win). It had a picture (I think) of a hand
      > placed on a golden rectangle. Anyone have any idea what I
      > may be recalling?
      >
      >
      > Chris Caldwell
      >
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