Primality testing: recap

Whew, this is developing into one of the longest post series I’ve ever written (with quite a few tangents and detours along the way). I thought it would be worth taking a step back for a minute to recap what we’ve covered and where this is going.

Next up: first of all, there’s still quite a bit more to say about the Fermat primality test. After that I plan to present some better/more efficient tests as well (at least Miller-Rabin and Baille-PSW, possibly others). And knowing me there will be at least three more tangents along the way!

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Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Hendrix College. Functional programmer, mathematician, teacher, pianist, follower of Jesus.
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