Strong primality tests that are not sufficient

Authors:
William Adams and Daniel Shanks

Journal:
Math. Comp. **39** (1982), 255-300

MSC:
Primary 10A25; Secondary 10-04, 12-04

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1982-0658231-9

MathSciNet review:
658231

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Abstract: A detailed investigation is given of the possible use of cubic recurrences in primality tests. No attempt is made in this abstract to cover all of the many topics examined in the paper. Define a doubly infinite set of sequences by

*n*is prime, . Perrin asked if any composite satisfies this congruence if , . The answer is yes, and our first example leads us to strengthen the condition by introducing the "signature" of

*n*:

*S*-type signature, which corresponds to the completely split primes, has a very special role, and it may even be that

*I*and

*Q*type composites do not occur in Perrin's sequence even though the

*I*and

*Q*primes comprise ths of all primes. is easily computable in operations. The paper closes with a

*p*-adic analysis. This powerful tool sets the stage for our [12] which will be Part II of the paper.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1982-0658231-9

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