Home
Search Site
Largest
Finding
How Many?
Mersenne
Glossary
Prime Curios!
email list
FAQ
Prime Lists
Titans
Submit primes

This is the Prime Pages'
interface to our BibTeX database. Rather than being an exhaustive database,
it just lists the references we cite on these pages. Please let me know of any errors you notice.References: [ Home  Author index  Key index  Search ]
 Williams98
 H. C. Williams, Édouard Lucas and primality testing, Canadian Math. Soc. Series of Monographs and Adv. Texts Vol, 22, John Wiley \& Sons, New York, NY, 1998. pp. x+525, ISBN 0471148520. MR 2000b:11139 [From the preface: "The main purpose of this book is to show how the modern methods of primality testing have evolved since the time of Lucas. This will be done by tracing the refinement of Lucas' ideas concerning this subject. It will be seen that, like the evolution of today's biological species, modern primality tests have derived from a complicated process of diversification and selection. However I must admit to having intention, and that is to kindle further interest in the problem of primality." This excellent book, written with a deep historical perspective, does an excellent job of ballancing the desire to write for general audience, while still providing the basic proofs.]
