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Riemann prime distribution for dummies?

  1. Apr 12, 2010 #1
    I saw a documentary recently that talked about the distribution of prime numbers and their similarity to vibrations in a sphere of quartz when struck by metal ball bearings. I tried to look up Riemann online and was overloaded with advanced math. Is there a resource where I can find out more about this correlation between primes and the physical world, without being blown away by the math?
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  3. Apr 12, 2010 #2
    Are you talking about the one with Alan Davies and Macus du Sautoy?
    And no there isn't
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  6. Apr 13, 2010 #5
    btw that's the surprising(?) connection between discrete quantities (primes) & continuously variable ones.
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