Prime clusters and Cunningham chains

Author:
Tony Forbes

Journal:
Math. Comp. **68** (1999), 1739-1747

MSC (1991):
Primary 11A41, 11Y11

Published electronically:
May 24, 1999

MathSciNet review:
1651752

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Abstract: We discuss the methods and results of a search for certain types of prime clusters. In particular, we report specific examples of prime 16-tuplets and Cunningham chains of length 14.

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**Tony Forbes**

Affiliation:
22 St. Albans Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5HQ England

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-99-01117-5

Received by editor(s):
July 24, 1997

Published electronically:
May 24, 1999

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American Mathematical Society