Saturday, October 12, 2019

"Why Do Prime Numbers Make These Spirals?" -- does this affect the Universe?

Can math indeed become visual, as in “Why Do Prime Numbers Make These Spirals?

Here is a pretty math video from 3Blue1Brown, and merges number theory (of primes) with complex variables.

The idea is that you plot the points with a length of a prime number from the center, and a prime number of radians, and as you spread out, you get some predictable groupings of spirals at intervals.
The video also hits on a simple thing we learn in long division in grade school – remainders.

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