Prime Numbers

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Chagur
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"A pair of mathematicians has made a breakthrough in
understanding so-called prime numbers, numbers that
can only be divided by themselves and one."

"Other mathematicians have described the advance as
the most important in the field in decades."

For the full BBC article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2911945.stm
 

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  • #2
Not a very good article, it does a terrible job at explaining what they actually found and why it's important.
 
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Chagur
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Admittedly, but prior to finding the article I wasn't
aware that anything had been accomplished re. prime
numbers. After all, it is a BBC article ... Not an
article in a mathematical journal.
 
  • #4
Originally posted by climbhi
Not a very good article, it does a terrible job at explaining what they actually found and why it's important.

Take a look at the right of the article under "internet links". It diverts you to more esoteric sites.
 
  • #5
Well I guess that I shouldn't criticize to much, at least they did do an article on it, that's better then most news organizations would do so... maybe they are all right after all.
 
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Chagur
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So, like knock yourself out with:

Small gaps between consecutive primes
Recent work of D. Goldston and C. Yildirim


at: http://aimath.org/goldston_tech/ [Broken]
 
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Geez, they did a terrible job in that article, it was way to complex for anyone to understand, they should have dumbed it down a little more. Just kidding. Thanks for the article, that one did a much better job at describing what they did.
 

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