Six new factors of Fermat numbers
Authors:
Gary B. Gostin and Philip B. McLaughlin
Journal:
Math. Comp. 38 (1982), 645649
MSC:
Primary 1004; Secondary 10A25
MathSciNet review:
645680
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Abstract: A new prime factor is given for each of the Fermat numbers , , , , , and . A summary of search limits and recent results is included.
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DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S00255718198206456808
PII:
S 00255718(1982)06456808
Keywords:
Fermat numbers,
factorization
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