This recreation was inspired by the famous mathematical discovery of S. Ulam: if the numbers 1,2,3,4... are arranged in a spiral on a square grid, unexpected diagonal patterns appear when one looks at the prime numbers. What happens, I wondered, if we do a similar thing with the alphabet, or other sequences of letters, and look for words instead of numbers?
Word Ways: Vol. 33
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol33/iss1/2