Are prime numbers more than a curiosity? I know they can be useful in encrypting data but do they have a more fundamental role in the physical world? For example,a prime number won't split into two equal integer numbers.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Integers occur in quantum mechanics - our most fundamental description of particles.Do primes occur because particles don't like to split into equal integer fragments?

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# Prime numbers

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