English Title

How very large numbers are to be tested for whether they are prime or not

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

369

Fuss Index

26

Original Language

Latin

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1769

Written Date

1765

Content Summary

Euler uses representations in the form xx+yy to determine whether or not numbers are prime. He finds factors of several large numbers. He also presents several theorems, without proofs, about the forms of x that allow xx+yy to satisfy certain congruences.

Original Source Citation

Novi Commentarii academiae scientiarum Petropolitanae, Volume 13, pp. 67-88.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 1, Volume 3, pp.112-130.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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