Re: Direct calculation of Primes  Possible?
 From: Unruh <unruhspam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
 Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 17:39:55 +0100 (CET)
dave <daf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Marc Espie <espie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In article <FbqdneJE53jKZ7bnZ2dnUVZ_oGlnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
dave <daf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I just listened to McCanney's March 22 radio show. McCanney claims that
the prime numbers form an infinite closed group with the group operator
being simple addition.
5 + 3 = 8
obviously false...
Dave, stop acting like an idiot.
Marc,
5 is not a 'perfect number' as would be computed by McCanney's generator
function. I assume from your wrong example that you have not yet read
McCanney's book.
Then he has not idea what a group is.
A group is a set with an operation, which takes pairs of members into
anothe member. and such that the inverse exists.
Since the primes are a group, and addition is the operation, that operation
must take an arbitrary pair of members ( 3 and 5 are both primes) into
another member (8).
I am afraid that either you ro McCanney or both is the idiot.
.
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