The analysis of twin primes within Z6

J. V. Leyendekkers and A. G. Shannon
Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, ISSN 1310-5132
Volume 7, 2001, Number 4, Pages 115—124
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J. V. Leyendekkers
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006, Australia

A. G. Shannon
Warrane College, The University of New South Wales, 1465, &
KvB Institute of Technology, North Sydney, 2060, Australia

Abstract

The modular ring Z6 defines integers via (6ri + (i – 3)) where i is the Class and r, the row when tabulated in an array. Since only Classes 26 and 46 (; contain odd primes, this modular ring is ideally suited for the analysis of twin primes. In considering a series of integers, a simple method is used to calculate rows (F rows) that do not contain twin primes. This allows the distribution of other primes to be found. Then, in considering the corresponding array of rows, elimination of the F rows yields the rows which contain twin primes. The calculations are facilitated by the use of the right-end digit (RED) technique.

AMS Classification

  • 11A41
  • 11A51

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Leyendekkers, J., & Shannon, A. (2001). The analysis of twin primes within Z6. Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics, 7(4), 115-124.

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Leyendekkers, JV, and AG Shannon. “The analysis of twin primes within Z6.” Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics 7, no. 4 (2001): 115-124.

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