Sexy Primes, Twin Primes, And Primes

As an amateur mathematician (and I mean amateur in the worst sense of the word, e.g., I prefer to not understand an optimal 60% of a math article), I eagerly follow links off of CS articles to their related math concepts. A periodic refresh (aperiodic itself) of my encryption knowledge led me to a wonderful series of articles on prime numbers, from the fine Wolfram people. Which reminds me, I need to talk to a couple of friends still about Wolfram’s latest book.

P.S. I dedicate this entry to all those googlers who are hitting this page from the searches for “barely legal”. You know who you are. Go read about sexy primes now.

December 9th, 2004 | Best, Computer, Science