# The History of the Primality of One: A Selection of Sources

@inproceedings{Caldwell2012TheHO, title={The History of the Primality of One: A Selection of Sources}, author={C. Caldwell and A. Reddick and Y. Xiong and Wilfrid Keller}, year={2012} }

The way mathematicians have viewed the number one (unity, the monad) has changed throughout the years. Most of the early Greeks did not view one as a number, but rather as the origin, or generator, of number. Around the time of Simon Stevin (1548–1620), one (and zero) were first widely viewed as numbers. This created a period of confusion about whether or not the number one was prime. In this dynamic survey, we collect a cornucopia of sources which deal directly with the question “what is the… Expand

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