Riffs and Rotes • 1

Re: Richard J. LiptonMaking Primes More Random

There’s a study called generalized primes which investigates in a more general way the relationship between arbitrary elements called primes and the composites which can be formed from them according to specified rules of composition.  Comparisons can be made among a variety of numerical systems or any orders of combinatorial species one might imagine.  I seem to recall at least one old monograph by Rademacher on the subject.

My fascination with questions like that led me many years ago to the Riff and Rote trick, a special case of the Make A Picture trick.  There’s a bit on that in the following article.

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