A symbol used to distinguish one quantity ("
prime") from another related . Prime marks are most commonly used to denote
1. Transformed coordinates,
2. Conjugate points,
4. The complement of a set ,
5. As an alternate notation for transpose.
Of course, the term "prime" also refers to a prime number. The Wolfram Language command
giving the th prime number is Prime[n].
See alsoDouble Prime
, Prime Algebraic Number
, Prime Formulas
Related Wolfram siteshttp://functions.wolfram.com/NumberTheoryFunctions/Prime/
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ReferencesBringhurst, R. The Elements of Typographic Style, 2nd ed. Point Roberts, WA: Hartley and Marks,
p. 283, 1997.
Referenced on Wolfram|AlphaPrime
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Weisstein, Eric W. "Prime." From MathWorld--A
Wolfram Web Resource. https://mathworld.wolfram.com/Prime.html