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Some Results in Prime Proving

Some Results in Prime Proving

Series: Algebra and Number Theory Seminar
Location: Math 402
Presenter: John Brillhart, Department of Mathematics, University of Arizona

From 1876-1891, E. Lucas introduced a powerful new technique for proving integers are prime. I'll discuss this surprising development and also some results obtained over the summer that can be used to prove that large Fibonacci numbers are prime using this technique.

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