**Prime Numbers**

I contend that the
conventional definition of prime numbers, as taught in the UK's educational
establishments [I've worked as
a maths teacher in comprehensive schools], is flawed, and I replace it
as follows ...

1 the only true *prime number* is **1 **because it is the only
positive whole number that is exactly divisible by itself
alone

2 those positive whole numbers [such as 2, 3, 5, 7, 11 & 13] that
are exactly divisible only by themselves *and* 1 can be classified as
*secondary primes*

3 to avoid having to use the term *secondary prime* for each member
of what is an infinite family of numbers we can call **1** the *supreme
prime* and all the former numbers *prime*. In other words, we can say
that **1** sits at the head of
the infinite family of *prime
numbers*

A list of
the
first 700 prime numbers [headed by 1] is included on the website [as a PDF
file].

Home page -
The lecture -
Methodology - The
fan -
The Milk Hill data sheets

The author -
His book - List
of primes - WGS 84 - Times
article