A method of factoring and the factorization of

Authors:
Michael A. Morrison and John Brillhart

Journal:
Math. Comp. **29** (1975), 183-205

MSC:
Primary 10A25; Secondary 10-04

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1975-0371800-5

Erratum:
Math. Comp. **35** (1980), 1444.

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0371800

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Abstract: The continued fraction method for factoring integers, which was introduced by D. H. Lehmer and R. E. Powers, is discussed along with its computer implementation. The power of the method is demonstrated by the factorization of the seventh Fermat number and other large numbers of interest.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1975-0371800-5

Keywords:
Factorization of integers,
Fermat numbers,
continued fraction method

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