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Number spiral
« on: 16/12/2005 20:43:15 »
I find this interesting even though I'm not sure what it's all about

http://www.numberspiral.com/


 

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Re: Number spiral
« Reply #1 on: 16/12/2005 21:05:55 »
What a fascinating site Dr Eth.

Numbers are great aren't they ?...without numbers Maths classes would be very boring !..in fact , even with numbers they are boring..but then that's because i have an aversion to mathematical calculations...unlike you people who probably love them !

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Re: Number spiral
« Reply #2 on: 16/12/2005 21:17:32 »


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Re: Number spiral
« Reply #3 on: 16/12/2005 21:46:25 »
Neil - it's the way maths can form patterns like those spirals that fascinates me. I don't necessarily understand the maths involved, but I can appreciate the beauty of the patterns
 

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Re: Number spiral
« Reply #4 on: 16/12/2005 21:47:24 »
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without numbers Maths classes would be very boring


Surely, without numbers maths classes wouldn't exist :D
 

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Re: Number spiral
« Reply #5 on: 16/12/2005 22:05:31 »
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Originally posted by DoctorBeaver

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without numbers Maths classes would be very boring


Surely, without numbers maths classes wouldn't exist :D



Yep I know...it was a misnomer in sentence form :D

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Re: Number spiral
« Reply #6 on: 16/12/2005 22:17:58 »
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Yep I know...it was a misnomer in sentence form


Is "misnomer" a synonym of "cock-up"? :D
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Re: Number spiral
« Reply #7 on: 17/12/2005 02:38:52 »
Oooh, prime numbers, lovely jubbly! I love prime numbers. They really are genuinely fascinating. I could talk about them all night.

But maybe I'd better not - I may be wrong here, but I'm picking up a slight vibe that not everyone is as excited about maths as I am ... :(


(P.S. Who's Misnomer? Was she your maths teacher?)
 

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Re: Number spiral
« Reply #8 on: 17/12/2005 03:32:55 »
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(P.S. Who's Misnomer? Was she your maths teacher?)


Go to your room!
 

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Re: Number spiral
« Reply #9 on: 17/12/2005 04:21:17 »
Dearest Paul

...please feel free to cite a prime number here at your leisure.....or even two if you're daring.

Personally I can not think of anything else I'd rather do , even sex ! than look at the prime numbers you place here for our visual joyance and delight.

Which is your favourite ?


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Re: Number spiral
« Reply #10 on: 17/12/2005 04:28:05 »
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Personally I can not think of anything else I'd rather do , even sex ! than look at the prime numbers you place here for our visual joyance and delight.


Do I detect the delicate scent of sarcasm or the pungent aroma of bull****? :D
 

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Re: Number spiral
« Reply #11 on: 17/12/2005 04:37:07 »
Not at all I'm genuinely engrossed and fas....cin...a..te.....d.......................zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz !

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Re: Number spiral
« Reply #12 on: 17/12/2005 06:31:28 »
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Re: Number spiral
« Reply #13 on: 17/12/2005 14:31:26 »
Actually, I do have a genuine interest in numbers....statistics for instance and there are certain elements to numbers where fact almost sounds like fiction. My brother is a Maths genius, he got all the number crunching brain cells. I wish I could understand.

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Re: Number spiral
« Reply #14 on: 17/12/2005 22:31:37 »
Did you know that the largest prime number found to date is
2^25964951 - 1
which is over 7.8 million digits long?

Of course, that's a Mersenne prime, and it's harder to find large non-Mersenne primes.  The largest non-Mersenne found to date is
27653 * 2^9167433 + 1
which is only a measly 2.7 million digits long.

(OK, OK, I'm just getting my own back for the sarcasm!  But if you find this helps you with your insomnia, Neil, I can always keep going ... :D)
 

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Re: Number spiral
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Re: Number spiral
« Reply #16 on: 22/12/2005 18:47:51 »
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Originally posted by Solvay_1927

Did you know that the largest prime number found to date is
2^25964951 - 1
which is over 7.8 million digits long?

Of course, that's a Mersenne prime, and it's harder to find large non-Mersenne primes.  The largest non-Mersenne found to date is
27653 * 2^9167433 + 1
which is only a measly 2.7 million digits long.

(OK, OK, I'm just getting my own back for the sarcasm!  But if you find this helps you with your insomnia, Neil, I can always keep going ... :D)



OMG Paul !!...those numbers !!! zzzzzzzzzzzzzip ...oh !!

I just rang my local chinese takeaway and they do not have dishes anywhere near resembling those.


Thanks for a great link Eth, though, by providing it...we may never see Paul again :(

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Re: Number spiral
« Reply #17 on: 23/12/2005 23:09:39 »
If anyone wants to speak to me, just come visit me here:
http://orgasmicprimenumbers.com/forum
 

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