twin primes

twin primes

[¦twin ′prīmz]
(mathematics)
A pair of prime numbers that differ by 2.
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Mathematics makes its way into the book especially in pages 111-115, where the author Paolo Giordano reflects on the special qualities of prime numbers, and twin primes in particular.
In addition to twin primes with their gaps of 2, triplets may occur in baskets of width 6.
A disquisition on algebraic topics accompanies "The Archimedes Principle (1984)," the chapter about Michela's disappearance; and an explanation of the prime numbers, especially the twin primes, occurs in the chapter "In and Out of the Water (1998)": "Mattia thought that he and Alice were like that, twin primes, alone and lost, close but not close enough to really touch each other.
Such a method is applied here to twin primes p,p' = p + 2D for odd D > 0 first and then even D > 0.
One such conjecture is that there are infinitely many twin primes.
From our conjectures we also know that there exists close relationship between the solutions of the equations (1), (2) and the twin primes.
These are twin primes, and all twin primes will appear as similar vertical black lines two units apart; for example, 41 and 43 form another twin pair visible in
The significance of this result, and why many mathematicians believe that the twin primes conjecture 'there are infinitely many primes p such that p + 2 is also prime' is true, even though there is yet no proof is discussed nicely in the article by Ellenberg (see: http:// www.
In this paper, we using the elementary method to study the relationship between the twin primes and some arithmetical function, and give a new critical method for twin primes.
For at least a century, they've labored to prove the twin prime conjecture.
These are called twin primes and from the Sieve we can see that the twin primes less than 60 are (3,5) (5,7) (11,13) (17,19) (29,31) and (41,43).