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Butterfly Prime Directive
~metamorphosis~
Copyright 2006, Reginald Brooks. All rights reserved.
Date completed: 01-05-06
Introduction
This work is based on the "Butterfly Primes...~let the beauty seep in~" (2005), the author's original introduction to the wonderful, butterfly-like pattern of n24s shepherding the prime squares. Three postulates outlined the now formidable characteristics, behavior, predictability and confirmation of all prime numbers.
The conjectures, which naturally follows, is that Riemann's Hypothesis, which ultimately is about proving an ordered pattern for the primes, has been resolved with this work. A new Prime Number Theorem was offered: "A prime number is any natural whole number, greater than one, which is reducible only by itself and one, and, is always separated from the squares of all other primes (except P2,3,5) by multiples of 24. The infinity of primes can not exceed the infinity of n24".
A thorough read of the original paper is a prerequisite to this work.
This paper, "The Prime Number Directive...~metamorphosis~", provides further insight into the foundation of the "Butterfly Primes" pattern and in doing so further substantiates the proof of Riemann's Hypothesis.
Plan
The investigation started with: If you were to take all the odd natural whole numbers, N=1,3,5,... (and the number 2) and place them on the x- and y-axis, with the number 1 at the origin, and subtract the square of each x-axis column header entry from the square of each y-axis entry, and show only those results which are evenly divisible by 24...and show those results only as the number, n, of n24s that were divisible...what would you find?
Results
Fig.1, "The Butterfly Prime Directive...~metamorphosis~" was so compelling as it unfolded that the title was naturally born.
As laid out above, the squares of the odd horizontal, x-axis numbers were subtracted from those of the vertical, y-axis. After dividing the difference by 24, those which evenly divided as a whole number, n, were plotted on the matrix grid...and those that were prime were outlined in yellow.
A complete, inter-related maze of amazing patterns emerged. A great deal of the marvel of these patterns is no more than the consequence of applying a pattern of mathematical operations to the odd numbers. That the basis, the directive, of the underlying prime number and "Butterfly Primes" issues forth in such a metered, rhythmic pattern is most gratifying and fully substantiating the original work. Fig 2. presents an overlay of this new work directly over the "Butterfly Primes" figure from the original work (where is was Fig 3a). Seeing this now will help the reader digest the new work that now follows.
Fig. 1
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Fig. 2
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Axis
The x- and y-axis are identical layouts in which the primes are shown on a black background.
Matrix Grid
~COLORED BARSEventually, a Blue group odd number will fall within one of the n24 shepherding pairs that escort the prime number candidates (see the original paper). That it remains true Blue and non-prime can be seen as it is positive for n24 at the 3^{2} position (which no prime ever is), and, it violates Postulate 3 from "Butterfly Primes." excerpted here:
Postulate 3: "Butterfly Primes"
a. An overlap of all multiples of 24 (n24) on the Multiplication Matrix (Table) reveals a visual and mathematically logical pattern ("Butterfly"). The squared primes, five and up, are always positioned exactly between two symmetrically placed n24s along side the diagonal "squares" line...effectively selecting out all prime candidates such that, taking the square root of, all even numbers along one axis times the same numbers increased by 2 on the other axis (whose product must equal n24)...and adding one to that product, (Figs 3a, b and c, Table III-in the original paper) generates the candidates, as:
P^{2}_{candidate} = [N_{even} x (N+2)] + 1 (11)
P_{candidate} = ([N_{even} x (N+2)] + 1)^{½} (12)
b. Applying the principles of Postulates 1 and 2 above eliminates all the spurious entries leaving only the squared primes.
In Table II, the relentless pattern of the Blue Group is laid out as a of every third odd number starting with 9. The difference is of course 6. In between each Green Group lies two sequential members of the Turquoise Group (outside of the Blue Group, by definition). As the Green Group increases sequentially by 30...as 15, 45, 75... between are two Turquoise Group members...as 25, 35...55, 65...etc. And similar to the rhythmic pattern of the Blue Group, the Green Group overlaps the Blue downbeats at 1 while the Turquoise Group follow in a "prime-like" pattern at the 2nd and 3rd beats.
Table I
Table I. The Odd Numbers and the BLUE Group All odd Every Only BLUE is evenly numbers, Third # divided by 3, re- 1-153... is BLUE generating the odds _______ _______ ___________________ 1 unit 3' 5' 7' 9~~~ BLUE /3 = 3 11' 13' 15~~~ BLUE /3 = 5 17' 19' 21~~~ BLUE /3 = 7 23' 25 27~~~ BLUE /3 = 9 29' 31' 33~~~ BLUE /3 = 11 35 37' 39~~~ BLUE /3 = 13 41' 43' 45~~~ BLUE /3 = 15 47' 49 51~~~ BLUE /3 = 17 53' 55 57~~~ BLUE /3 = 19 59' 61' 63~~~ BLUE /3 = 21 65 67' 69~~~ BLUE /3 = 23 71' 73' 75~~~ BLUE /3 = 25 77 79' 81~~~ BLUE /3 = 27 83' 85 87~~~ BLUE /3 = 29 89' 91 93~~~ BLUE /3 = 31 95 97' 99~~~ BLUE /3 = 33 101' 103' 105~~~ BLUE /3 = 35 107' 109' 111~~~ BLUE /3 = 37 113' 115 117~~~ BLUE /3 = 39 119 121 123~~~ BLUE /3 = 41 125 127' 129~~~ BLUE /3 = 43 131' 133 135~~~ BLUE /3 = 45 137' 139' 141~~~ BLUE /3 = 47 143 145 147~~~ BLUE /3 = 49 149' 151' 153~~~ BLUE /3 = 51 ...and so on |
Table II
Table II. The BLUE Group numbers Every BLUE Number ending in 5 is a GREEN Number converted to BLUE. All BLUE numbers, 9-1683..., are evenly divisible by 3 and never prime. ______________________________________________________________________ 9 219 429 639 849 1059 1269 1479 15 225 435 645 855 1065 1275 1485 21 231 441 651 861 1071 1281 1491 27 237 447 657 867 1077 1287 1497 33 243 453 663 873 1083 1293 1503 39 249 459 669 879 1089 1299 1509 45 255 465 675 885 1095 1305 1515 51 261 471 681 891 1101 1311 1521 57 267 477 687 897 1107 1317 1527 63 273 483 693 903 1113 1323 1533 69 279 489 699 909 1119 1329 1539 75 285 495 705 915 1125 1335 1545 81 291 501 711 921 1131 1341 1551 87 297 507 717 927 1137 1347 1557 93 303 513 723 933 1143 1353 1563 99 309 519 729 939 1149 1359 1569 105 315 525 735 945 1155 1365 1575 111 321 531 741 951 1161 1371 1581 117 327 537 747 957 1167 1377 1587 123 333 543 753 963 1173 1383 1593 129 339 549 759 969 1179 1389 1599 135 345 555 765 975 1185 1395 1605 141 351 561 771 981 1191 1401 1611 147 357 567 777 987 1197 1407 1617 153 363 573 783 993 1203 1413 1623 159 369 579 789 999 1209 1419 1629 165 375 585 795 1005 1215 1425 1635 171 381 591 801 1011 1221 1431 1641 177 387 597 807 1017 1227 1437 1647 183 393 603 813 1023 1233 1443 1653 189 399 609 819 1029 1239 1449 1659 195 405 615 825 1035 1245 1455 1665 201 411 621 831 1041 1251 1461 1671 207 417 627 837 1047 1257 1467 1677 213 423 633 843 1053 1263 1473 1683 ...and so on |
Notice that the numbers in the matrix grid fall into two basic patterns with sequential number sequences on the main diagonal:
1. Prime or "Prime-like" square sets of four (Pink, White, & Turquoise).
2. Non-Prime square grid outlines, with the numbers at the crossings (Blue and Green).
Taking the diagonal members of each set of 4 squares as these sets traverse diagonally down and parallel to the main diagonal, they sum up with same difference between each subsequent set, i.e. 4+5=9 (or 6+3), 7+8=15 (or 10+5), 10+11=21 (or 14+7), the difference being 6. Moving down and in from the main diagonal, the same pattern emerges for each subsequent set, only the difference increases as 6,12,18...for each inner set.
Taking the diagonal members of each set of 4 squares as these sets traverse diagonally down and perpendicular to the main diagonal, they sum up with same difference between each subsequent set, i.e. set 1: 5+10=15 (or 7+8), 20+25=45 (or 21+24) the difference being 30; set 2: 15+21=36 (or 17+19), 33+39=72 (or 34+38) the difference being 36; set 3: 7+14=21 (or 10+11), 28+35=63 (or 30+33), 49+56=105 (or 50+55) the difference being 42, and so on. Moving down and perpendicular to the main diagonal, the same pattern emerges for each subsequent set, the difference increases as 6,12,18...for each inner set as above...only the sequence begins at 30.
Fig. 3
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Table III
Table III. The Odd Numbers and the BLUE Group BLUE BLUE sum # of difference BLUE y-axis y-axis, divided by its 0.333^{1}/_{3}s between # divided by 9-153... y-axis number 3 _______ ________________ ________ _________ ___________ 9~~~ 3/9 = 0.333^{1}/_{3} 1 3 15~~~ 15/15 = 1 3 2 5 21~~~ 42/21 = 2 6 3 7 27~~~ 90/27 = 3.333^{1}/_{3} 10 4 9 33~~~ 165/33 = 5 15 5 11 39~~~ 273/39 = 7 21 6 13 45~~~ 420/45 = 9.333^{1}/_{3} 28 7 15 51~~~ 612/51 = 12 36 8 17 57~~~ 855/57 = 15 45 9 19 63~~~ 1155/63 = 18.333^{1}/_{3} 55 10 21 69~~~ 1518/69 = 22 66 11 23 75~~~ 1950/75 = 26 78 12 25 81~~~ 2457/81 = 30.333^{1}/_{3} 91 13 27 87~~~ 3045/87 = 35 105 14 29 93~~~ 3720/93 = 40 120 15 31 99~~~ 4488/99 = 45.333^{1}/_{3} 136 16 33 105~~~ 5355/105 = 51 153 17 35 111~~~ 6327/111 = 57 171 18 37 117~~~ 7410/117 = 63.333^{1}/_{3} 190 19 39 123~~~ 8610/123 = 70 210 20 41 129~~~ 9933/129 = 77 231 21 43 135~~~ 11385/135 = 84.333^{1}/_{3} 253 22 45 141~~~ 12972/141 = 92 276 23 47 147~~~ 14700/147 =100 300 24 49 ...and so on |
Commentary and Conclusion
The multitude of numerical relationships, of which only a few have been elucidated here, is striking. That dividing the differences in the squares of the odd numbers by 24 should result in such an inter-related matrix grid with a resounding pattern separating out the prime and "prime-like" numbers from the relentless downbeat of the odd non-prime numbers gives one pause.
Heretofore, it seem that the prime numbers...being prime...were the fundamental numbers...the chosen ones. The other numbers being simply derived from these prime sources. It is hard to argue against the formidable relationships that all numbers have as being distilled back to their prime number origins. This is even more true as we have seen in the new visual pattern of the primes squared being shepherded by n24s within the n24 "Butterfly Primes" pattern.
Now it seems, with this further distillation of the odd numbers, their squares and the resulting relationships revealed when analyzed through the mathematical lens of n24, that it may have been premature to relegate such total primacy to those mysterious primes.
A new force to reckon with is the power of the odd non-primes. At the very least, this bold and unyielding display of rhythmic numeric architecture holds its own against the sought after primes. And the dramatic contribution of a simple repetitive and enriching numerical scaffolding provides that very framework which allows for the presence of the meandering primes...and gives those primes a reason for existence and even the exalted status.
The emphasis on simplicity and beauty which seems to inform so much of Nature's design would fully support this approach as primary: Build a reliable, reproducible and fully expandable framework of simple numbers starting with 1,2,3 (and 5). One is unitary. Two is its double and three generates structure (five is the penultimate). Every third odd number (starting with 9) will be the anchors of this framework (Blue). They are all non-primes and multiples of three, 3. Between these ribs shall be those remaining odd numbers...some of which are prime (Pink, and not divisible by 3, or 5, or any other number other than themselves and one), and, some which are "prime-like" (Turquoise and White, that are either divisible by 5 or are the products of primes). Together they form the rhythmic pattern of 1!-2-3, 1!-2-3, 1!-2-3,....
It comes down to this. If you have an odd number it will be a member of one of three main groups:
To note is that the pattern of distribution places the Blue Group as foremost in that it is fixed and unyielding...as every third odd number shall be Blue. Between the two spaces remaining may be filled in various combinations of Turquoise, White and Pink.
It may be especially noted that once the Blue (and Green), Turquoise and White groups are all filled by their non-prime (and some non-prime, but "prime-like") members, what remains...by default...are the Pinks...the prime numbers. The prime numbers are prime...meandering, mysterious and marvelous...because they are the numbers left over when all the regularity of numbers is taken out and sorted into separate non-prime groups. Even more amazing, is that these leftovers...these lovely primes...would be specifically courted, chaperoned and shepherded by select n24s within the "Butterfly Primes" pattern. The order...the seeming randomness...the order. The Butterfly Prime Directive. The beat goes on.
References
The three excellent website references below provide outstanding information, presentation and resources about primes.
1. Caldwell, Chris, The Prime Pages,
http://primes.utm.edu
First and last source to check out everything you ever wanted to know about primes-history, glossary, proofs, types, lists, resources and more. Well referenced and up to date.
2. du Sautoy, Marcus, The Music of the Primes,
http://www.musicoftheprimes.com
A beautiful site which educates you as you go along the melody of mathematical thought. Particularly insightful presentation of imaginary numbers and the musical landscape metaphor elucidating Riemann's pursuit of the great ordered pattern of the primes.
3. Watkins, Matthew R., Number Theory and Physics,
http://www.maths.ex.ac.uk/~mwatkins/zeta/physics.htm
Embedded in the bigger picture of number theory and its relationship to physics, this wonderful site both teaches and inspires by relating the history of numerical and physical thought by their authors to a contemporary presentation of those ideas. Full of resources and great quotes.
Additional writings on art, math and physics by the author can be found at:
4. Brooks, Reginald, Art Theory 101,
http://www.brooksdesign-cg.com/Code/Html/arthry2.com
Additional and valuable links added post-publication:
5. Alfeld, Peter, http://www.math.utah.edu/~alfeld/
6. Chamness, Mark, http://alumnus.caltech.edu/~chamness/Prime.html
7. Edgington, Will, http://www.garlic.com/~wedgingt/mersenne.html
8. Heinz, Harvey, http://www.geocities.com/~harveyh/primes.htm
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10. The Mathematical Association of America, http://www.maa.org
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12. Peterson, Ivars, http://www.sciencenews.org
13. Woltman, George, http://www.mersenne.org/prime.htm (GIMPS)
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