The Euclid-Mullin graph

Andrew R Booker, Sean Irvine

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Abstract

We introduce the Euclid–Mullin graph, which encodes all instances of Euclid’s proof of the infinitude of primes. We investigate structural properties of the graph both theoretically and numerically; in particular, we prove that it is not a tree.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-57
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Number Theory
Volume165
Early online date4 Mar 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016

Keywords

  • Prime numbers
  • Euclid–Mullin sequence

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