Mathematician:Samuel Standfield Wagstaff Jr.
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American mathematician and computer scientist, whose research interests are in the areas of cryptography, parallel computation, and analysis of algorithms, especially number theoretic algorithms.
- Born: February 21, 1945 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, US
Theorems and Definitions
- July 1980: The Pseudoprimes to $25 \cdot 10^9$ (Math. Comp. Vol. 35, no. 151: pp. 1003 – 1026) (with Carl Pomerance and J.L. Selfridge) www.jstor.org/stable/2006210
- October 1980: Lucas Pseudoprimes (Math. Comp. Vol. 35, no. 152: pp. 1391 – 1417) (with Robert Baillie) www.jstor.org/stable/2006406
- Jan. 1983: Divisors of Mersenne Numbers (Math. Comp. Vol. 40, no. 161: pp. 385 – 397) www.jstor.org/stable/2007383
- 1983: Factorizations of $b^n \pm 1$ up to high powers (Contemporary Mathematics Vol. 22: pp. 1 – 178) (with John Brillhart, D.H. Lehmer, John L. Selfridge and Bryant Tuckerman)