Prime Number Listening Guide
(or a noisy introduction to prime number theory)
 


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In these short notes we will introduce a few ways of hearing the primes and use them to hear both the simple patterns (yes, there are some) and the perplexing irregularities of the sequence of primes. I am sorry that not all of you can hear these primes--to hear them will require a method of playing midi files. Fortunately most multimedia computers can do so. Enough “intro,” lets make some primal noises! This listening guide has a half-dozen pages, I suggest you read them in order starting with page one:

Of course a guide is a guide to something, and this case it is a guide to the online program that you can use to create your own primal sounds: There are other ways to hear the primes, let me know of any URL's I might include.
The Prime Pages
Another prime page by Chris K. Caldwell <caldwell@utm.edu>