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Prime # Odometer = Prime # Generator

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  • Bill Krys
    Hello, take a circle of 1 unit circumference, with a mark at top dead center (TDC). Rotate it 360 degrees, back to TDC. Then rotate it again 360 degrees. Then
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 21, 2005
      Hello,

      take a circle of 1 unit circumference, with a mark at top dead center (TDC). Rotate it
      360 degrees, back to TDC. Then rotate it again 360 degrees. Then add to this circle
      another circle of 2 units circumference. Rotate the first circle again 360 degrees. #1
      circle is back to TDC, but #2 circle, which rotates like an odometer along with circle
      #1, but 1/2 the distance, is off TDC. As only #1 circle is back to TDC after another 360
      degrees rotation, make another circle of 3 units circumference. Rotate #1 circle 360
      degrees. Now #1 and #2 circles are at TDC, so don't add the #4 circle. Rotate #1 again
      through to TDC and as only #1 is at TDC and #2 and #3 are off TDC, add another circle,
      this time of 5 units circumference. Continue adding circles of P units circumference only
      when the #1 circle is at TDC and all other (prime #) circles are off TDC. You will
      generate all the primes.

      Bill

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