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A Curious Way to Test for Primes Explained

By providing increasingly simpler test functions, this note places in context a primality test developed by Dennis P. Walsh ("A curious test for primes," this Magazine 80(4), October 2007, 302-303).

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3748
MSC Codes: 
11A41
Author(s): 
David M. Bradley (University of Maine)
Publication Date: 
Friday, September 2, 2011
Original Publication Source: 
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
June, 2009
Subject(s): 
Algebra and Number Theory
Number Theory
Primes
Topic(s): 
Primes and Composites, Primality Testing
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Rating Average: 
2.91
Applicable Course(s): 
4.3 Number Theory
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Saturday, August 25, 2012
Average: 2.9 (91 votes)

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