Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Number Theory - Distribution of Primes

via Reddit, this is pretty cool. Why should a figment of our imagination like counting seem to lead to such beautiful patterns and predictable clusters?
I read somewhere that some mathematicians feel like they are discovering things when they do research, as if mathematics were a field similar to cosmology or archaeology. Hard to argue when you see fractal patterns, bell curves and now number spirals popping up all over the place.

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