
October 31st, 2002, 06:54 PM
#11
Senior Member
I could be wrong, but doesn't this formula ensure it can't be a prime number?

October 31st, 2002, 06:54 PM
#12
Senior Member
I could be wrong, but doesn't this formula ensure it can't be a prime number?

October 31st, 2002, 09:00 PM
#13
Uggh, been a really long time since I thought about this, but I am wanting to say the n(n1)/2 has to do with permutations (all possible combinations of possibilities):
http://www.cuttheknot.org/do_you_k...mutation.shtml
Number theory is a very large part of cryptography and permutation is a way to describe all the possibilties.
Suggest looking into permutations and combinatorics (but be ready for some rather dry reading and some heavy math thinking). I think encryption relies heavily on this stuff (set theory, number theory).
/nebulus
There is only one constant, one universal, it is the only real truth: causality. Action. Reaction. Cause and effect...There is no escape from it, we are forever slaves to it. Our only hope, our only peace is to understand it, to understand the 'why'. 'Why' is what separates us from them, you from me. 'Why' is the only real social power, without it you are powerless.
(Merovingian  Matrix Reloaded)

October 31st, 2002, 09:00 PM
#14
Uggh, been a really long time since I thought about this, but I am wanting to say the n(n1)/2 has to do with permutations (all possible combinations of possibilities):
http://www.cuttheknot.org/do_you_k...mutation.shtml
Number theory is a very large part of cryptography and permutation is a way to describe all the possibilties.
Suggest looking into permutations and combinatorics (but be ready for some rather dry reading and some heavy math thinking). I think encryption relies heavily on this stuff (set theory, number theory).
/nebulus
There is only one constant, one universal, it is the only real truth: causality. Action. Reaction. Cause and effect...There is no escape from it, we are forever slaves to it. Our only hope, our only peace is to understand it, to understand the 'why'. 'Why' is what separates us from them, you from me. 'Why' is the only real social power, without it you are powerless.
(Merovingian  Matrix Reloaded)

October 31st, 2002, 09:35 PM
#15
( 3 * (3  1) ) / 2 = 3
for n = 3, this function demonstrates a property Karma  you get what you give  and a prime to boot.
Hmm...theres something a little peculiar here. Oh i see what it is! the sentence is talking about itself! do you see that? what do you mean? sentences can\'t talk! No, but they REFER to things, and this one refers directlyunambigeouslyunmistakablyto the very sentence which it is!

October 31st, 2002, 09:35 PM
#16
( 3 * (3  1) ) / 2 = 3
for n = 3, this function demonstrates a property Karma  you get what you give  and a prime to boot.
Hmm...theres something a little peculiar here. Oh i see what it is! the sentence is talking about itself! do you see that? what do you mean? sentences can\'t talk! No, but they REFER to things, and this one refers directlyunambigeouslyunmistakablyto the very sentence which it is!

November 5th, 2002, 02:05 AM
#17
Member
sharing "why?"
Now i know why...
Actually it came from arithmetic series where we could assume that
t1 = 0 = 0
t2 = 1 = 0 + 1
t3 = 3 = 0 + 1 + 2
t4 = 6 = 0 + 1 + 2 + 3
where a(initial number) a=0
and the d(differences) d = 1
we put it in arithmetic series formula Sn = (n/2)(2a+(n1)d)
= (n/2)(2(0)+(n1)(1))
=(n/2)(n1)
tn = (n/2)(n1) thanks!
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