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Mathematics of Computation
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Characterizing pseudoprimes for third-order linear recurrences


Author: William W. Adams
Journal: Math. Comp. 48 (1987), 1-15
MSC: Primary 11A51; Secondary 11-04, 11B37, 11Y11
MathSciNet review: 866094
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Abstract: This paper continues the work begun by D. Shanks and myself in [1] where certain cubic recurrences were used to give a very strong primality test. A complete characterization of the pseudoprimes for this test is given in terms of the periods of the corresponding sequences. Then these results are used to produce various types of pseudoprimes. A discussion of open problems is included.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1987-0866094-6
PII: S 0025-5718(1987)0866094-6
Article copyright: © Copyright 1987 American Mathematical Society