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Edouard Lucas and Primality Testing (Canadian Mathematical Society Monographs & Advanced Texts)

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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.

Book News Annotation:

Addresses methods for determining whether or not a number is prime, by tracing the evolution of methods since the work of Lucas (1842-91), who first demonstrated that it could be done without the laborious task of trial division. Finds that, as in biological evolution, the modern tests have arrived through a complicated process of diversification and selection. Also seeks to rekindle interest in a quest that many non-specialists now consider resolved. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471148524
Author:
Williams, Hugh C.
Author:
Williams, H. C.
Publisher:
Wiley-Interscience
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Number Theory
Subject:
Numbers, prime
Subject:
Lucas, Edouard
Subject:
Mathematics-Number Theory
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
Wiley-Interscience and Canadian Mathematics Series of Monographs and Texts
Series Volume:
23
Publication Date:
March 1998
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
525
Dimensions:
9.46x6.38x1.23 in. 2.07 lbs.

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