[seqfan] Naming issue bis

Veikko Pohjola veikko at nordem.fi
Sat Dec 31 20:06:08 CET 2011

I wanted to raise this naming issue firstly, because naming new quantities in general is not a simple matter and secondly, because there is an analogy between twin prime and twin semiprime-triple which necessitates the naming of all those derivatives of the latter for which the analogy holds. Thus we might have quantities like cousin semiprime-triples and other analogous k-tuples. But keeping to the analogy alone may lead to cumbersome names, even funny ones. I guess nobody would propose 'double sexy semiprime-triples', but who knows. It namely appears that in number theory there are names of quantities which do not seem to follow any systematic naming code or nomenclature.

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