Helix and Primes: Sieve of Eratosthenes and Variations, a Study upon Prime Numbers
10 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2012
Date Written: June 6, 2012
This article brings together three seemingly disparate fields of mathematics: 1) prime numbers; 2) base 6 numbers; 3) helix. From a simple sieve of Eratosthenes, based on the base 6 numbers, you go to a three-dimensional structure of the helix, by rolling the plane.
Keywords: primes, base 6 numbers, prime numbers, helix, Eratosthenes, sieve, 3D plane, 2D plane, petrus bungus, Numerorum Mysteria 1599, Formulario Matematico 1908, Giuseppe Peano, plane quotienting, cilinder
JEL Classification: C60
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