PRIMALITY OF A CERTAIN CLASS OF INTEGERS
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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This report is concerned with determining the primeness of the members of a class of numbers of the form, B sub p 2 to the pth power 13, where p is an odd prime. This class is similar to the Mersenne and Fermat numbers. A theorem is proven which characterizes the factors of B sub p. This study was conducted using BRLESC, the high-speed digital computer at BRL and a description is given of the program used. Finally, the B sub ps that were found to be prime as well as the B sub ps that were found to be composite are tabulated.
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