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Are There Functions Defining Prime Numbers?

  • Paulo Ribenboim
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Abstract

To obtain prime numbers, it is natural to ask for functions f defined for all natural numbers n ≥ 1, which are computable in practice and produce some or all prime numbers.

Keywords

Prime Number Number Field Class Number Arithmetic Progression Diophantine Equation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paulo Ribenboim
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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