Edouard Lucas and Primality Testing

Describes the development and extension of fundamental idea of Edouard Lucas, a French mathematician and mathematical recreationist, that is still used today in the verification of the largest primes.
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Hugh C. Williams H. C. Williams

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Describes the development and extension of fundamental idea of Edouard Lucas, a French mathematician and mathematical recreationist, that is still used today in the verification of the largest primes.

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Author:
Hugh C. Williams, H. C. Williams
Format:
Hardcover
Publisher:
Wiley-Interscience
ISBN:
9780471148524
Series Title:
Canadian Mathematical Society Monographs & Advanced Texts
Audience:
Academic
Pages:
525
Width (mm):
162
Length (mm):
240
Table of Contents:
Preliminaries. The Beginnings. Lucas' Early Work. The Lucas Functions. Lucas' Tests. Later Developments. Early Devices. Kraitchik and Lehmer. Finite Fields. Lucas's Functions Generalized. Special Tests for Primality. The Influence of the Computer. Results from the Computer. Primality Proofs. Probabilistic Primality Tests. Recent Sieve Devices. Primality Proving Today. Bibliography. Index.

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