Gaussian Primes

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The pattern of Gaussian primes in the complex plane.

Contributed by: Stephen Wolfram (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



Nonzero Gaussian integers can be expressed in a unique way (up to unit factors) as a product of Gaussian primes. The pattern of Gaussian primes in the complex plane shows symmetries with respect to the axes and the diagonals.

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