# The Prime Spiral Sieve

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Radial Geometry and Chordal Algorithms

Demystify the Prime Number Sequence

"My general view of mathematics is that most of the complicated things we learn have their origins in very simple
examples and phenomena." – Dr. Richard Evan Schwartz, Chancellor's Professor of Mathematics, Brown University

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." – Albert Einstein

"Seek simplicity and distrust it." – Alfred North Whitehead

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." – Albert Einstein

"Seek simplicity and distrust it." – Alfred North Whitehead

## Introduction

This site was created to explore a deterministic algorithm
and geometry, in the form of a spiral sieve
encompassing eight
factorization progressions that intertwine like an octal helix and
ultimately determine the distribution of prime numbers greater than 5
(prime numbers defined as whole numbers greater than 1 that are only
evenly divisble by 1 and themselves).

The sequence populating the domain we'll be examining deeply can be variously defined as:

♦ Natural numbers not divisible by 2, 3 or 5 (and, given no prime
number > 5 is divisible by 2, 3 or 5, it's axiomatic that the domain
contains all prime numbers > 5, starting with 7 ... and their
multiplicative multiples ...). It follows that all members of our domain
are relatively prime (aka coprime or mutually prime) to 2, 3 and 5.♦ Natural numbers congruent to {1, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29} modulo 30.

♦ 1 {+6 + 4 + 2 + 4 + 2 + 4 + 6 + 2} {repeat ... ∞}.

♦ 30n+1, 30n+7, 30n+11, 30n+13, 30n+17, 30n+19, 30n+23, 30n+29.

♦ Natural numbers modulo 30 that distribute to the following 8 angles: 12° | 84° | 132° | 156° | 204° | 228° | 276° | 348°.

Below is a picture of the Prime Spiral Sieve showing
rotations spanning numbers 1 thru 259 of the infinite sequence
populating the sieve, as defined above:

Hidden deep within the Prime Spiral Sieve, a radical spin on modulo 30 wheel factorization,
are mysteriously beautiful symmetries, profound in their implications.
Although labeled a "sieve," it's more than that. It not only serves as
an efficient prime number sieving algorithm that accounts for

*all*prime numbers ≥ 7 (as opposed to a probabilistic "almost all"), but it also demonstrates how prime numbers are distributed within a radial geometry that effectively defragments the Ulam Spiral and ultimately leads us to "the theory of everything." This domain, once fathomed, reveals itself to be a beautiful mathematical object in and of itself. It can be conceived simultaneously as both an infinite spiral and, when matrix factorized at the digital root level, an ever-expanding 4-sided pyramid structured at the deepest level by palindromic sequences. Regardless, the real power of this geometry becomes evident when we triple it dimensionally and explore modulo 90's fundamental factorization powers at the digital root level, culminating in the Magic Mirror Matrix, a 'calculatory geometry' that serves as a prime factorization sequencer accounting for the first 1000 prime numbers,*exactly*, and ultimately all prime numbers >5.
Most profoundly, we shall discover how the eight
spiraling factorization algorithm's that produce all composite numbers
within the Prime Spiral Sieve's orbits (essentially the multiplicative
multiples of the domain's sequence starting with 7

^{2}), leaving all prime numbers > 5, are fundamentally structured by rotational symmetry groups in the shape of equilateral triangles ( {1,4,7} {2,5,8} {3,6,9} ) that form 3 x 3 tensor matrices (some of which are magic squares) that in turn extrapolate into 24 groups of 24 each {9/3} star polygons. It is conjectured that these 24 star formations can themselves be interlocked to create a 'grand symphony' of symmetries – and perhaps the ultimate geometric shape of factorization (delusions of grandeur, not withstanding) ...
The math required to understand what follows, elementary
arithmetic and geometry, has been mastered by most high school
students.
For the sake of universal accessibility this is for the most part a

*narrative*approach to the subject, analogous to "writing through the curriculum." Testimony supporting this 'languaging' of math comes from Stephen Hawking in his*Brief History of Time: A Reader's Companion*(1992), where he states: "Equations are necessary if you're doing accountancy, but they are the boring part of mathematics. Most of the interesting ideas can be conveyed by words or pictures." [Some equations, of course, are beautiful in their own right, as Dr. Hawking would no doubt acknowledge. We're offering an alternative approach requiring minimal mathematical knowledge that can nonetheless bring insight and aesthetic pleasure. All that aside, of course we acknowledge and respect that devout classical mathematicians consider verbal descriptions and pictorial representations (and especially the latter) anathema to 'pure' mathematics–the ideal being sublimely elegant proofs and equations.]
What follows is a mixture of well known fact and
conjecture (the latter so labeled) informed by more than two decades of
heuristic
experimentation complemented by research. With one exception, our Proof by Construction for the Digital Root Sequencing of Twin Primes,
you'll be disappointed if you're seeking rigorous proofs here. Yes,
we're well aware of the mantra that
"Observations Aren't Proofs." However, we hope you'll concede that
"observations precede proofs," the Reimann Hypothesis being the most
famous example.
Regardless, if your intent is to better

*understand*how the sequence of prime numbers is determined, read on. Through words, illustrations and elementary arithmetic, we'll demonstrate how the prime number sequence is the result of a deterministic process involving no randonmess whatsoever.
If this site "proves" anything, it's that those with
only an elementary education in mathematics can have direct access to
the
beautiful symmetries encompassing algorithmic order embedded within the
seeming chaos of the prime number distribution and related
patterns. It's hard to imagine a presumably enlightened "Spirit of the
Universe" barring the vast majority of intelligent beings who
haven't pursued higher mathematics a measure of insight into the
profound mystery "curled up" in the roots of the number universe.
After all, the experience is exhilarating, if not spiritualizing.

To date this site has attracted more than 51,100
"absolute unique visitors" (Google Analytics speak) from 190 countries.
Scores have
returned repeatedly, and not one has offered counter-examples. From a
hermeneutic perspecitve, the patterns explored herein speak for
themselves ...

*Res ipsa loquitur ...*
[Note: Eleven of the sequences explored on this site have been published by the author on the

A227863: Numbers congruent to {1,49} mod 120.*On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences*:A227896: Digital root of Fibonacci numbers indexed by natural numbers not divisible by 2, 3 or 5.

A230462: Numbers congruent to {1, 11, 13, 17, 19, 29} mod 30.

A232878: Twin prime pairs which sum to perfect squares.

A232880: Twin primes with digital root 2 or 4.

A232881: Twin primes with digital root 5 or 7.

A232882: Twin primes with digital root 8 or 1.

A233766: Digital root of Lucas numbers indexed by natural numbers not divisible by 2, 3 or 5.

A230113: Digital root of Fibonacci plus Lucas digital root indexed by numbers not divisible by 2, 3 or 5.

A240924: Digital root of squares of numbers not divisible by 2, 3 or 5.

A246508: Digital root of numbers congruent to {1, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29} mod 30

Also note that an M.I.T. licensed (Python) Prime Factorization Tool
compared seven non-probabilistic prime number sieving algorithms, and
the programmer deemed the Croft Spiral (aka Prime Spiral Sieve) the
'fastest and most efficient' of those tested. Quoting the programmer,
"The fastest method, Croft, is over 1000 times faster than the slowest."]

## Foundations

The genesis of most if not all repeating prime number
patterns described in the mathematics literature, e.g., Twin Primes,
Cullen Primes,
Chen Primes, Sexy Primes, Cousin Primes, Sophie Germain Primes, Siamese
Primes, Cunningham Chains ... the list goes on and on ... can be
readily deciphered
using the Prime Spiral Sieve as an analytical tool employing modular arithmetic
(and specifically, modulo 30 relationships). Here are two examples
supporting this claim, i.e. using this sieve to analyze and predict
Siamese Primes (n

^{2}-2 and n^{2}+2 are primes) and Sophie Germain Primes (p and 2p+1 are primes), keeping in mind that these will make more sense after you've read what follows.
The most obvious of these repeating prime patterns are the three Twin Prime Distribution
Channels, described at length on this site. These and all other
such repeating–albeit intermittent and seemingly
random–patterns are fundamentally sub-patterns of the set of natural
numbers not divisible by 2, 3 or 5 when arrayed in 8 dimensions,
whether in a matrix or spiral form. The illusion of randomness results
from the overlapping sequences of the eight algorithmic
"chord progressions" that factorize the domain. We will be discussing
these progressions when we get to prime factorization.

The foundation and key to the array populating the sieve
are the 8 integers we've dubbed "prime roots." These 8 foundational
numbers
(1, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23 and 29) are arrayed in the first inner
rotation of the sieve (or, alternatively, the first row of an 8-column
matrix).
These are the first 8 integers of the set of natural numbers not
divisible by 2, 3 or 5, which by definition includes (and

*only*includes) 1 and all primes ≥ 7 and their multiplicative multiples (and, as you'll see below, it's conjectured that the entire set can be generated by a simple expression involving 2, 3 and 5).
[Note: Given our domain is limited to numbers congruent
to {1,7,11,13,17,19,23,29} modulo 30," only ϕ(m)/m = 8/30 or 26.66% of
natural numbers need be sieved. Also note that if you plug the number 30
into Euler's totient function, phi(n): phi(30)= 8, with the 8 integers (known as totatives)
smaller than and having no factors in common with 30 being: 1, 7, 11,
13, 17, 19, 23 and 29, i.e., what are called "prime roots" above. Thirty
is the largest integer with this property.]

The integer

**30**, product of the first three prime numbers (2, 3 and 5), and thus a primorial, plays a powerful role organizing the array's perfect symmetry, viz., in the case of the 8 prime roots:**1+29=30; 7+23=30; 11+19=30;**and

**13+17=30.**

In

*The Number Mysteries*well-known mathematician Marcus Du Sautoy writes: "In the world of mathematics, the numbers 2, 3, and 5 are like hydrogen, helium, and lithium. That's what makes them the most important numbers in mathematics." Although 2, 3 and 5 are the only prime numbers not included in the domain under discussion, they are nonetheless integral to it: First of all, they sieve out roughly 3/4ths of all natural numbers, leaving only those nominally necessary to construct a geometry within which prime numbers can be optimally arrayed. The remaining 26.66% (to be a bit more precise) constituting the array can be constructed with an elegantly simple interchangeable expression that incorporates the first three primes. It's conjectured that this expression can be configured (albeit by trial-and-error) to produce**all**(*and only*) the numbers in the array (and their negatives):**x**where x=2, y=3 and z=5. Thus:^{n}y^{n}± z^{n}**x**and^{n}z^{n}± y^{n}**y**. Given that all prime numbers > 5 are in the array, it is conjectured that this expression can be configured to generate all primes >5. What is critical to understand, is that the invisible hand of 2, 3 and 5, and their factorial 30, create the^{n}z^{n}± x^{n}*structure*within which the balance of the prime numbers, i.e., all those greater than 5, are arrayed algorithmically–as we shall demonstrate. Primes 2, 3 and 5 play out in modulo 30-60-90 cycles (decomposing to {3,6,9} sequencing at the digital root level). Once the role of 2, 3 and 5 is properly understood, all else falls beautifully into place.## Deep Symmetries

The Prime Spiral Sieve possesses remarkable structural
and numeric symmetries. For starters, the intervals between the prime
roots (and every subsequent row or rotation of the sieve) are perfectly
balanced, with a period 8 difference sequence of: {6, 4, 2, 4, 2, 4, 6, 2}. The entire domain can thus be defined as

**1 {+6 +4 +2 +4 +2 +4 +6 +2} {repeat ... ∞}**. As we've already suggested, the number 30 figures large in our modulo 30 domain. The Prime Spiral Sieve is Archimedean in that the separation distance between turns equals 30, ad infinitum. The first two rotations increment as follows:
Interestingly, the sum of the 2nd rotation = 360. Is it coincidental that the product of the first three primorials,
2, 6 and 30 = 360? Or is it coincidental that when you multiply the first five Fibonacci numbers
in sequence, you produce 1, 2, 6 and 30? And, speaking of the Fibonacci
number sequence, there is symmetry mirroring the above in the
relationship between the terminating digits of Fibonacci numbers and
their index numbers equating to members of the array
populating the Prime Spiral Sieve:

Remarkably, the sequence of Fibonacci terminating digits indexed to the prime roots,13,937,179
(see graphic, above),
is a prime number and a member of a prime pair (with 13,937,177),
though, if you're curious, not a reversible prime
(although the reversal is a semi-prime: 9,461 * 10,271 = 97,173,931,
and you'll note that both its prime factors have two combinations
summing to 10). In addition, 13,937,179 when added to its reversal
97,173,931 = 111,111,110 (in strict digital root terms, the sum is
11,111,111) and the entire repeating (and palindromic) Fibo sequence
end-to-end (equivalent to two rotations around the sieve) gives you this
equivalency:
1,393,717,997,173,931 ≡ 11,111,111 (mod 111,111,110)... (and
interestingly, 11,111,111 * 111,111,110 = 1234567876543210 and
111,111,110/11,111,111 = 10). Also 1,393,717,997,173,931 is divisible by
the repunits 11 and 1,111 and 11,111,111.

Echoing the Fibonacci patterns just described, the terminating digits of the

*prime roots*(17,137,939), when added to*their*reversal (93,973,171) = 111,111,110. And, when you connect the prime root terminating digit sequence to its reversal, the entire palindromic sequence end-to-end produces this: 1,713,793,993,973,171 ≡ 111,111,111 (mod 111,111,110) [And in this case, 111,111,111 * 111,111,110 = 12345678876543210.]. And if that isn't enough, 1,713,793,993,973,171 is*also*divisible by the repunits 11 and 1,111 and 11,111,111.
Well, not quite enough, because there's yet another related dimension of symmetry: The terminating digits of the prime root

*angles*(24,264,868; see illustration of Prime Spiral Sieve) when added to*their*reversal (86,846,242) = 111,111,110, not to mention this sequence possesses symmetries that dovetail perfectly with the prime root and Fibo sequences, including the fact that when it is connected to its reversal (giving us 2,426,486,886,846,242), it's divisible by the repunits 11 and 1,111 and 11,111,111.
And when you combine the terminating digit symmetries
described above, capturing three rotations around the sieve in their
actual
sequences, you produce the ultimate combinatorial symmetry:

Here's yet another fascinating dimension of symmetry:
the pattern of 9's created by decomposing and summing either the digits
of
Fibonacci numbers indexed to the first two rotations of the spiral (a
palindromic pattern {1393717997173931} that repeats every 16 Fibo
index numbers) or, similarly, decomposing and summing the prime root
angles. The decomposition works as follows (in digit sum arithmetic
this would be termed summing to the digital root): F

_{17}(the 17th Fibonacci number) = 1597 = 1 + 5 + 9 + 7 = 22 = 2 + 2 = 4:
Another dimension of symmetry involves the terminating digits of the prime roots and their angles:
those paired with like terminating digits being separated by 120°: 1(12°) and 11(132°) ... 13(156°)
and 23(276°) ... 7(84°) and 17(204°) ... 19(228°) and 29(348°). Another consideration with
regard to terminating digits, is that one can easily construct, by combining all numbers with the same
terminating digits, a four-fold arithmetic progression in increments of +10 and +20, starting with
1, 7, 13 and 19. Thus, combining 1(12°) and 11(132°) gives us: 1, 11, 31, 41, 61, 71, 91, [+10+20] ... n;
combining 7(84°) and 17(204°) gives us 7, 17, 37, 47, 67, 77, 97, [+10+20] ... n;
combining 13(156°) and 23(276°) gives us 13, 23, 43, 53, 73, 83, 103, [+10+20] ... n; and,
combining 19(228°) and 29(348°) gives us 19, 29, 49, 59, 79, 89, 109, [+10+20] ...n. Looking at the array in
this configuration, however, has borne no fruit.

As fascinating as the symmetries examined above may be, they are but a prelude to the beautiful patterns
we'll explore when we discuss digital root sequencing and the
Trinity of Triangles and Magic Squares rooted in Vedic Arithmetic that drive factorization
algorithms within this domain. And, finally, if you want to jump ahead and view the most stunning symmetrical object found
on this site, check out the Magic Mirror Matrix that maps factorizatons at the digital root
level and accounts for the first 1000 prime numbers–exactly.

## The Prime Spiral Sieve

Around the perimeter of the spiral sieve (pictured
below) you'll note that the 8 radii are labeled in relation to their
modulo 30
prime roots, i.e., 1(12°); 7(84°); 11(132°); 13(156°); 17(204°);
19(228°); 23(276°) and 29(348°).
These relate to the fact that the circle is segmented into 30 equal
sectors or radii separated by 12° (30*12°=360°),
although only the eight radials that are the focus of this study are
shown.

This sieve "exposes" the twin primes, aligning as they
do along three distinct "distribution channels." One obvious
implication, is that those numbers in the array congruent to {7} modulo
30 (radial angle 84°) and {23} modulo 30 (radial angle 276°)
can be excluded as twin prime candidates (and, by definition, all prime
numbers distributed along these two diagonals. with the
exception of 7, which is twinned with 5, will be what are known as "isolated primes").
Later we explain how twin prime candidates can be segregated from all other positive integers and be partitioned into three
columnar sets covertly aligned by the first three prime numbers (encoded in angles).

## Conjectures and Facts Relating to the Prime Spiral Sieve

The array is rooted in the first three prime numbers: 2,
3 and 5 and their product, 30, the 3rd primorial. This array reveals
that
the first three primes play a very special role in creating the
symmetrical geometries that align the distribution of all
subsequent prime numbers, thus distinguishing them from all other
primes. Primes 2, 3 and 5 are like 8-legged spiders assigned
to spin the beautiful spiraling web in which the remaining prime
numbers are arrayed along assigned threads. (For a detailed listing of
Number 30's attributes, plus reference links click here:
The Number 30).

It is conjectured that all (and only) the numbers in this array (and their negatives) can be derived using the
interchangeable expression incorporating the first three prime numbers, 2, 3 and 5, where x=2, y=3 and z=5.
Thus:

**x**,^{n}y^{n}± z^{n}**x**and^{n}z^{n}± y^{n}**y**. For example: 2 * 3 + 5 = 11 ... 2^{n}z^{n}± x^{n}^{3}* 5 - 3^{3}= 13 ... 3^{2}* 5 + 2 = 47 ... 5^{2}* 3 - 2 = 73. To see more examples (1 thru 101) click here. This expression, therefore, potentially generates all numbers not divisible by its three terms, 2, 3 and 5, including all prime numbers >5. [Note: For any given number in the array, there are multiple–and possibly an infinite number of–solutions. For example, the number 11 can be expressed as xy+z = 11, x^{2}y^{2}-z^{2}= 11, z^{2}y-x^{6}= 11, etc.]
All prime numbers (with the exception of 2, 3 and 5) are distributed along 8 diagonals in intervals of 30, starting with
"prime roots": 1, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23 and 29 (thus: 1...31...61...91...n; 7...37...67...97...n; etc.).

The products of

*any*combination of factors in the array = a number in the array, e.g., 7*11 = 77; 7*11*13 = 1001; etc. Conversely, all factors for composite numbers in the array can be found in the array.
Every composite number in our modulo 30 domain can be
derived from the product of two terms in the domain multiplied together,
and these multipliers need not necessarily be prime themselves. For
example, 5831, which is congruent to 11, modulo 30, and therefore in the
array, is the product of 49 x 119 = 5831. In this example, neither 49
(7 x 7) nor 119 (7 x 17) are prime, though both are members of the
array.

The sum of

*any*sequential odd number of addends in the array = a number in the array, e.g., 1+7+11 = 19; 1+7+11+13+17 = 49; etc.
Because the digital roots of all prime root angles are either 3 or 6, any prime root angle times another will produce
a product whose digital root = 9, e.g., PR7 (84°) x PR29 (348°) = 84 x 348 = 29232 = dr(9).

Any number in the array x 30 + 1 = a number in the array.

The sum of the angles for 2(24°), 3(36°) and 5(60°) = 120°, and the sum of the prime roots
(1+7+11+13+17+19+23+29) also = 120. This is because the prime roots are an arithmetic anagram for the angles
of the first three primes, thus: 11+13 = 24; 17+19 = 36; and 1+7+23+29 = 60. The sum of the second
rotation = 360 ... 3(2[24°] + 3[36°] + 5[60°]) = 30[360°]

The array reveals beautifully symmetrical relationships:

1[12°] + 29[348°] = 30[360°]

7[84°] + 23[276°] = 30[360°]

11[132°] + 19[228°] = 30[360°]

13[156°] + 17[204°] = 30[360°]

1[12°] + 29[348°] = 30[360°]

7[84°] + 23[276°] = 30[360°]

11[132°] + 19[228°] = 30[360°]

13[156°] + 17[204°] = 30[360°]

Mod 30 of all numbers in this array (and thus all primes other than 2, 3 and 5) must be 1, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23
or 29.

The sum of the digital root sums of the prime roots (1, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29) = 1+7+2+4+8+1+5+2 = 30.

This sieve reveals why all primes >5 are adjacent to a multiple of six, as the prime root radii are adjacent to 6(72°);
12(144°); 18(216°); 24(288°); and 30(360°). [And you'll note that the digital root sums of all adjacent angles equal 9.]

## Factorization/Prime Number Sieving Methods Employing the Prime Spiral Sieve

For a detailed discussion of efficient factorization and
prime number sieving algorithms, as well as an in-depth analysis of
the 8-chord progression and deterministic modulo 90 digital root dyad
sequences underlying all factorizations employing this sieve,
click here:

**Prime Number Sieving Algorithms**.
[Note: If you use Python (the computer programming
language designed for the development of scientific, engineering and
mathematics applications) and want to cut to the chase, check out the
MIT licensed Python module dubbed "pyprimes" designed to run and compare

*non-probabalistic*prime number sieving algorithms, including the Sieve of Eratosthenes and the Prime Spiral Sieve (referred to by its alternative name, "Croft Spiral Sieve"), here or here at code.google.com. The programmer, we're pleased to report, rates the Prime Spiral Sieve "fastest/best" and recommends it as "the preferred way of generating prime numbers" compared to the several sieves tested.]## Twin Primes

For a detailed discussion of the factorization
algorithms and symmetry groups (tensor matrices, magic squares,
palindromes, equilateral triangles and star polygons) that ultimately
determine the distribution of twin primes along three 'distribution
channels' go to this page:

**Twin Primes Demystified: Prime Pairing Distribution Algorithms and Symmetries**.## Counting Primes

Although not particularly elegant, there is a method
whereby one can calculate the number of prime numbers
in a given range with considerable precision using this Sieve. To
illustrate, below is a step-by-step
procedure to determine the number of primes in the range 1 thru 10,000
[Note: Please consider this section to be more conceptual
outline than final product in as much as the author will not be
satisfied until the process is drastically improved.]:

- First, calculate the number of integers within the range not divisible by 2, 3 and 5. Since 8 out of every 30 integers fall into this category, we have 8/30 = .2666666666... or 26.66%. Multiplying 10,000 times .266666... gives us 2666. (This is our starting point. The steps that follow will identify the number of non-primes to subtract until we've boiled 2666 down to reflect only prime numbers.)
- Next, given that the square root of 10,000 is 100, we know that we need to perform chord factorizations from 7chord to 97chord to generate products (i.e., non-primes) less than or equal to 10,000 (reference "The 8-Chord Progression," above). Doing so will index all composite numbers in this array (aside from those divisible by 2, 3 and 5, already removed in step 1).
- We then count the number of calculations required to complete step 2, above. This gives us 1847. (To open an Excel spreadsheet showing in detail how this number is derived, click here. This may take several seconds!)
- Because the factorization process generates a number of duplicate products, we must count and subtract these from the total in step 3. [Note: These duplications were described earlier, and the example given is repeated here: 7*77 = 539 is equivalent to 11*49 = 539; both expressions being equivalent to 7*7*11 = 539.]. In our example, we find that there are 411 such duplications; subtracting these from the number of factorizations (1847-411) gives us 1436. To open an Excel spreadsheet listing the duplicates and their count, click here.]
- Next, we subtract the result in step 4 (1436) from the result in step 1 (2666), i.e., 2666-1436 = 1230.
- The final step is to subtract 1 from the total in step 5 to account for the fact that the number 1 is not a prime; this
leaves us with a balance of 1229, which is
*exactly*the number of primes between 1 and 10,000.

No doubt this procedure can be simplified. For example, one could probably devise formulas to
determine the number of factorizations and duplicates, eliminating the need for a spreadsheet count.

## Distribution of Perfect Squares

All perfect squares within our domain (numbers not
divisible by 2, 3 or 5) possess a digital root of 1, 4 or 7 and are
congruent to either {1} or {19} modulo 30. By definition, this includes
the squares of all prime numbers greater than 5. We can easily explain
this from a digital root perspective given that the digital roots of
members of our domain are restricted to 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 or 8 (Numbers with
digital root 3, 6, or 9 can't be members because they are divisible by
3.). Thus the digital root of squares is likewise restricted, as follows
(and note the palindrome):

1 x 1 = 12 x 2 = 4

4 x 4 = 7

5 x 5 = 7

7 x 7 = 4

8 x 8 = 1

By arithmetic law, perfect squares can only have
terminating digits of 1, 4, 5, 6, 9 or 0. Only two of these final digits
(1 and 9) apply to our domain, i.e., for numbers congruent to {1, 11,
19 or 29} modulo 30. In turn, numbers congruent to {11, 29} sequence
digital roots 2, 5 or 8, and therefore – as we demonstrated above –
there can be no perfect squares among them. And so it is that the
distribution of squares is narrowed to numbers congruent to {1, 19}
modulo 30, which is to say they distribute along two – and only two –
radii of the Prime Spiral Sieve: 12° (numbers congruent to {1} modulo
30) and 228° (numbers congruent to {19} modulo 30). (This is also
consistent with the fact that the quadratic residues for modulo 30 (making them congruent with perfect squares) are 1 and 19.)

[And it follows that all squares in this series
distribute evenly to two of the three twin prime distribution channels,
described above, negating a significant percentage of potential twin
prime pairs.]

The matrix below illustrates the distribution of squares from 1*1 thru 59*59 (squares hi-lited in blue):

Summarizing the above relationships in mathematical
terms (and in the knowledge that these modular relationships apply to
the squares of all
prime numbers ≥ 7) we get:

for all n where n mod 30 = 1, n^{2}mod 30 = 1

for all n where n mod 30 = 29, n

^{2}mod 30 = 1

for all n where n mod 30 = 11, n

^{2}mod 30 = 1

for all n where n mod 30 = 19, n

^{2}mod 30 = 1

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

for all n where n mod 30 = 7, n

^{2}mod 30 = 19

for all n where n mod 30 = 23, n

^{2}mod 30 = 19

for all n where n mod 30 = 13, n

^{2}mod 30 = 19

for all n where n mod 30 = 17, n

^{2}mod 30 = 19

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

When the digital root of perfect squares is sequenced
within a modulo 30 x 3 = modulo 90 horizon, beautiful symmetries in the
form of 24 period repeating palindromes are revealed, which the author
has documented on the

1, 4, 4, 7, 1, 1, 7, 4, 7, 1, 7, 4, 4, 7, 1, 7, 4, 7, 1, 1, 7, 4, 4, 1*On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences*as Digital root of squares of numbers not divisible by 2, 3 or 5 (A24092):
In the matrix pictured below, we list the first 24
elements of our domain, take their squares, calculate the modulo 90
congruency and digital roots of each square, and display the digital
root factorization dyad for each square (and map their collective
bilateral 9 sum symmetry):

## From Alpha to Omega

The Ulam Spiral
arrays prime numbers in fragmented spiral and diagonal formations.
Quoting from Wikipedia: "Since in the Ulam spiral adjacent diagonals
are alternatively odd and even numbers, it is no surprise that
all prime numbers lie in alternate diagonals ... What is startling is
the tendency of prime numbers to lie on some diagonals more than
others." From this one might deduce that the Ulam Spiral is very likely
a scrambled version of the Prime Spiral Sieve as the latter
demonstrates how all prime numbers (except 2, 3 and 5) are
fundamentally arrayed along eight (and only eight) diagonals.

It would appear, circumstantially, that the Prime Spiral
Sieve is mathematically harmonious and perhaps isomorphic with the most
complex and visually arresting Lie group, named E

_{8}, which–like the Prime Spiral Sieve–is 8-dimensional (E_{8}is pictured below superimposed with a star polygon and the 8 radii of the modulo 30 factorization wheel). This group was recently in the news as possibly being a key to unifying theories in gravity and particle physics to create the proverbial "theory of everything." The number 30–integral to the Prime Spiral Sieve–is the Coxeter Group number*h*, dual Coxeter number and the highest degree of fundamental invariance of E_{8}. You'll note, looking at the graphical representation of E_{8}below, that the perimeters of every one of its multiple concentric circles possesses 30 points. And, not surprisingly, E_{8}has 2-, 3- and 5-torsion and its exponents are the co-primes up to 30, i.e., 1, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, and 29–numbers you're very familiar with if you've read to this point ... which brings us full circle Ο:
We'll close with a graphic showing E

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_{24}superimposed with the 24 radials of a modulo 90 factorization wheel and the 15 points of a 15-point star represented with red dots, each point separated by 24°:
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