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Edouard Lucas and Primality Testing : Canadian Mathematical Society Monographs & Advanced Texts - Hugh C. Williams

Edouard Lucas and Primality Testing

Canadian Mathematical Society Monographs & Advanced Texts

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Published: 31st March 1998
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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.

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.

ISBN: 9780471148524
ISBN-10: 0471148520
Series: Canadian Mathematical Society Monographs & Advanced Texts
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 525
Published: 31st March 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.2  x 3.12
Weight (kg): 0.94
Edition Number: 1