The Prime Web



Start page

Constructing the web
A web overview
Exploring the web

A constructing alternative
A prime formula

The mersenne primes

The prime circle



An alternative way of construction

A second way to create the number web is to take each number, count the small squares in the square of the number and mark the prime numbers that show up. At the same time you write down the prime number of the marked square. If a square is already occupied you just pass it. You start of course with number 2, and the method brings the following result. Each number has its own color so that you can trace which number is connected with a specific square.


Slowly the number web appears, and at the same time you realize that each prime number, in the sense of its stacks, is built of other primes. This is what it looks like when you come a little further in the construction (the upper and left lines do not belong to the web, but is where you start counting):

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©  Gunnar Appelqvist 2009

Latest update 2009-01-29