The Theory of Prime Number ClassificationThis is an expository work of mathematical research into the prime numbers based on pattern methodology and classification techniques. As acomprehensive research into the classification systems for prime numbers, it address the following:„XWhy prime numbers are regular yet random.„XWhat are the building blocks of prime numbers„XWhat is the framework for prime number generationThis is done by developing the following classification systems:„XThe Prime Root Classification. All prime numbers are constituted by roots, which are defined as the building blocks of the prime number.„XThe Positional Classification. A two dimensional prime number space is defined that allows certain types of distribution analysis of primes to be made, deriving count functions and establishing the mean property of primes„XThe Delta Classification of Primes. This classification creates prime families in terms of gaps. Prime gaps are found to have positive, negative and a steady gap acceleration.„XThe Gap Theory Classification. All prime gaps and prime number behavior are based on Gap 2, Gap 4 and Gap 6. This then develops a classification system.Using the above classification systems, and defining a special function, a theory of prime number generation is then suggested, where this leads to the development of an algebraic sieve for finding prime numbers. The algebraic sieve contains all the relevant information about prime numbers, including how gaps widen, and prime number patterns. Consequently, it is then used to address the problem of finding a proof for the twin prime conjecture.As an expository work, the book also shares personal experiences and thoughts with regard to the research, and the development of expository mathematics. A program for prime number classification is available at www.zwideprimes.com