Prime Number FAQs:


Q: Is a prime number called a composite number?

A: Yes.

Q: Are prime numbers also used for hash tables and pseudorandom number generators?

A: Yes.

Q: Are prime numbers used as a metaphor for loneliness and isolation in the Paolo Giordano novel The Solitude of Prime Numbers?

A: Yes, and in which they are portrayed as "outsiders" among integers.

Q: Is a prime number so important that it has been generalized in different ways in various branches of mathematics?

A: Yes.

Q: Are prime numbers that it essentially says that the primes are as regularly distributed as possible?

A: Yes.

Q: Were prime numbers thought to have extremely limited application outside of pure mathematics?

A: Yes.

Q: Are prime numbers the following: division is possible in modular arithmetic if and only if n is a prime?

A: Yes.