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Applications of prime numbersby matqkks
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Sep313, 04:08 AM

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Why are prime numbers important in real life? What practical use are prime numbers?



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Sep313, 04:32 AM

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Ask periodical cidacas why they use prime numbers for the cycle length.



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Sep313, 05:12 AM

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from Wikipedia:
Primes are used in several routines in information technology, such as publickey cryptography, which makes use of properties such as the difficulty of factoring large numbers into their prime factors. Prime numbers give rise to various generalizations in other mathematical domains, mainly algebra, such as prime elements and prime ideals. read more below: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_number http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/...primenumbers/ 


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Applications of prime numbers



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Sep313, 06:59 AM

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:) 


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Sep313, 07:34 AM

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Sep313, 11:34 AM

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Strange that a discipline studied for millennia suddenly became useful only a couple of decades ago. 


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