Factors of Fermat numbers and large primes of the form
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Wilfrid Keller
Journal:
Math. Comp. 41 (1983), 661673
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Primary 11Y05; Secondary 11A41, 11Y11
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Abstract: A new factor is given for each of the Fermat numbers , and . In addition, a factor of discovered by Gary Gostin is presented. The current status for all is shown in a table. Primes of the form odd, are listed for , , and for , . Some primes for even larger values of n are included, the largest one being . Also, a survey of several related questions is given. In particular, values of k such that is composite for every n are considered, as well as odd values of h such that never yields a twin prime pair.
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DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S00255718198307177107
PII:
S 00255718(1983)07177107
Keywords:
Fermat numbers,
numbers of FerentinouNicolacopoulou,
factoring,
trial division,
large primes,
covering set of divisors,
twin primes
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