In the Infinitude of Primes post, we have shown intuitively that there are infinitely many primes. In this post, we use our intuitive proof to create a more formal proof. The proof was supposedly constructed by Euclid and was shown in his book, The Elements.
The Mathematics and Multimedia Blog Carnival is now accepting articles for the next issue. Although any math article might be accepted, below are the Revised Criteria for Blog Carnival Selection. This will be characteristics of the articles that will be prioritized. Articles with no links are done, but not yet posted.
1. Connection between and among different mathematical concepts
2. Connections between math and real life; use of real-life contexts to explain mathematical concepts
3. Clear and intuitive explanation of topics not discussed intextbooks, hard to understand, or difficult to teach
5. Intuitive explanation of higher math topics, in which the difficulty is accessible to high school students
- Counting Uncountable: A Glimpse at the Infinite
- Why is the angle sum of the interior angles of a triangle equal to 180 degrees?
6. Software introduction, review or tutorials
7. Integration of technology (Web 2.0, Teaching 2.0, Classroom 2.0), in teaching mathematics
- Using Google Sketchup in Teaching Mathematics
- Use of Google Docs in Teaching Mathematics.
Mathematics and Multimedia Blog Carnival is still in its infancy, so please help spread the word about it. I would appreciate if bloggers who has benefitted from Mathematics and Multimedia, especially those whose article was accepted in the previous carnival, would announce it in their blogs.
To submit article the Math and Multimedia Blog Carnival, click here.
Erlina Ronda of Keeping Mathematics Simple will host the Mathematics and Multimedia blog carnival special edition on December 2010. Her topic will be on Teaching Algebra Concepts. You can email her to submit in advance.
Note: This is the third part of the Prime Number Series
In Introduction to Prime Numbers, we conjectured that the number of prime numbers is decreasing as the counting numbers increase. In this post, we discuss intuitively that there is no greatest prime, or that there are infinitely many prime numbers.
Before proceeding with our discussion, it is noteworthy to remember that a number can either be prime or composite. We also know that composite numbers are product of primes.