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What are some applications of prime numbers other than cryptography

  1. Sep 5, 2012 #1
    I was just wondering what are some applications of prime numbers other than cryptography?

    Also i heard that there is no certain *equation or prediction of Prime numbers?

    For example, there is no way to explain prime numbers with an equation.

    What happens if one was able to find one?

    haha i know this is very abstract

    Thanks =]
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  3. Sep 6, 2012 #2
    Re: Prime Numbers..

    If you like number puzzles and games, primes are a very interesting topic. If I am correct, primes have a role in wave theory but I have no idea what it is.
  4. Oct 22, 2012 #3
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