PrimeGrid
Please visit donation page to help the project cover running costs for this month

Toggle Menu

Join PrimeGrid

Returning Participants

Community

Leader Boards

Results

Other

drummers-lowrise

Advanced search

Message boards : General discussion : Can Anyone Recommend A Good Book To Understand This Prime Math

Author Message
MartinBell
Send message
Joined: 8 Jul 19
Posts: 13
ID: 1153972
Credit: 4,224,754
RAC: 4
PPS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (191,682)PPS Sieve Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,364,258)AP 26/27 Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (654,966)GFN Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (12,018)
Message 131413 - Posted: 23 Jul 2019 | 20:47:11 UTC

Can Anyone Recommend A Good Book To Understand This Prime Math language, I find it really interesting and want to understand but I am not the brightness spark in the box when it comes to math. so I would need something simple. to begin with and work my way up.

I really enjoy it hear looking for prime numbers and sieving and finding Several AP numbers when I have woken up is always good start to the day, even though I may not understand what your always talking about. its still a lot of fun.




____________

Profile mfl0pProject donor
Volunteer developer
Send message
Joined: 5 Apr 09
Posts: 195
ID: 38042
Credit: 659,535,316
RAC: 24,105
Discovered 2 AP26sFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (317,098)ESP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,689,780)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,696,299)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,218,337)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (380,735)SoB LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,906,699)TRP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,704,136)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (218,868)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (30,517,663)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (47,384)TRP Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (49,560)AP 26/27 Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (558,897,095)GFN Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (45,426,073)PSA Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (456,000)
Message 131417 - Posted: 24 Jul 2019 | 0:55:50 UTC - in response to Message 131413.

not a book, but Jens Kruse Andersen's webpage at http://primerecords.dk/aprecords.htm has some info relating to APs and the history of searching for record APs. At the bottom there are links to more info on APs.

dukebg
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 21 Nov 17
Posts: 235
ID: 950482
Credit: 22,083,013
RAC: 0
Found 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de Primes321 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (506,942)Cullen LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (500,523)ESP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (655,642)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (539,100)PPS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (688,232)PSP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (561,629)SoB LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,659,676)SR5 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (505,810)SGS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (506,024)TRP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (963,625)Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (506,044)321 Sieve Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (511,694)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (549,916)PPS Sieve Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (701,168)AP 26/27 Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (525,590)GFN Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,675,760)PSA Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (525,639)
Message 131424 - Posted: 24 Jul 2019 | 8:16:26 UTC

A good place to start might be https://primes.utm.edu/prove/

Not specifically about prime finding, but related math – "The Joy of Factoring" by Samuel Wagstaff

Then there's "Prime Numbers: A Computational Perspective" by Carl Pomerance and Richard Crandall

there's a lot of math textbooks and notes online:
https://math.berkeley.edu/~ribet/115/other_books.html
http://www.numbertheory.org/ntw/lecture_notes.html

Yves Gallot
Volunteer developer
Project scientist
Send message
Joined: 19 Aug 12
Posts: 520
ID: 164101
Credit: 304,618,855
RAC: 35,307
GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (304,618,855)
Message 131426 - Posted: 24 Jul 2019 | 9:39:49 UTC

William Stein, Elementary Number Theory: Primes, Congruences, and Secrets is free:
https://wstein.org/ent/

Post to thread

Message boards : General discussion : Can Anyone Recommend A Good Book To Understand This Prime Math

[Return to PrimeGrid main page]
DNS Powered by DNSEXIT.COM
Copyright © 2005 - 2019 Rytis Slatkevičius (contact) and PrimeGrid community. Server load 2.54, 2.52, 2.75
Generated 21 Nov 2019 | 4:40:03 UTC