Some algorithms for prime testing using generalized Lehmer functions

Authors:
H. C. Williams and J. S. Judd

Journal:
Math. Comp. **30** (1976), 867-886

MSC:
Primary 10A25; Secondary 10-04

MathSciNet review:
0414473

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Abstract: Let *N* be an odd integer thought to be prime. The properties of special functions which are generalizations of the functions of Lehmer (*Ann. of Math.*, v. 31, 1930, pp. 419-448) are used to develop algorithms that produce information concerning the possible prime divisors of *N*. It is shown how the factors of , together with the factor bounds on these numbers, may all be used to calculate lower bounds for the possible prime divisors of *N*. Frequently, these bounds are large enough that *N* may be shown to be prime.

These tests were implemented on an IBM/370-158 computer and run on the pseudoprime divisors of the first 385 Fibonacci and Lucas numbers.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1976-0414473-6

Keywords:
Primality testing,
generalized Lehmer functions,
Fibonacci numbers,
Lucas numbers

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American Mathematical Society