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A Curious Way to Test for Primes

by Dennis P. Walsh (Middle Tennessee State University)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
October, 2007

Subject classification(s): Primes | Number Theory | Algebra and Number Theory
Applicable Course(s): 4.3 Number Theory

Primality testing via repeated differentiation of certain functions is the topic of this paper.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Number Theory | Primes and Composites, Primality Testing
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