New maximal prime gaps and first occurrences
Author:
Thomas R. Nicely
Journal:
Math. Comp. 68 (1999), 13111315
MSC (1991):
Primary 11A41; Secondary 1104, 11Y11, 11Y99
Published electronically:
February 13, 1999
MathSciNet review:
1627813
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Abstract: The search for first occurrences of prime gaps and maximal prime gaps is extended to . New maximal prime gaps of 806 and 906 are found, and sixtytwo previously unpublished first occurrences are found for gaps varying from 676 to 906.
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Thomas R. Nicely
Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, Lynchburg College, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia 245013199
Email:
nicely@acavax.lynchburg.edu
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0025571899010650
PII:
S 00255718(99)010650
Keywords:
Prime numbers,
prime gaps,
first occurrences,
maximal gaps,
maximal prime gaps
Received by editor(s):
June 16, 1997
Received by editor(s) in revised form:
December 5, 1997
Published electronically:
February 13, 1999
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