International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Computer Science & Engineering | India | Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015 | Rating: 6.4 / 10


Application of Prime Numbers in Computer Science and the Algorithms Used To Test the Primality of a Number

Tejash Desai


Abstract: This paper throws light on some of the important properties exhibited by a prime number. It also attempts to list down the fields in which prime numbers are especially important and the reasons behind their importance. Additionally, it gives a detailed explanation of some of the algorithms used to check if a given number is prime and/or to list the prime numbers between two given numbers.


Keywords: prime numbers, algorithms, mathematics, number theory


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015,


Pages: 132 - 135



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