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Gunderson's function in Fermat's last theorem

Authors: Daniel Shanks and H. C. Williams
Journal: Math. Comp. 36 (1981), 291-295
MSC: Primary 10-04; Secondary 10B15
MathSciNet review: 595065
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Abstract: We study Gunderson's function which gives a bound on the first case of Fermat's last theorem, assuming that the generalized Wieferich criterion is valid for the first n prime bases. We note two unexpected phenomena.

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