Three Thoughts on “Prime Simplicity”

Article by Michael Hardy

In 2009, Catherine Woodgold and I published ‘‘Prime Simplicity’’, examining the belief that Euclid’s famous proof of the infinitude of prime numbers was by contradiction. We demonstrated that that belief is widespread among mathematicians and is false: Euclid’s proof is simpler and...

URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00283-012-9322-z

Entry: http://read.somethingorotherwhatever.com/entry/ThreeThoughtsonPrimeSimplicity