Prime generating polynomials

Prakash, Anand (2022) Prime generating polynomials. At Right Angles (12). pp. 115-118. ISSN 2582-1873

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I s there some polynomial f(z) in a variable z, with integer coefficients, that always generates prime numbers, for all possible non-negative integers z? The answer is No, and this has been known for long; no such polynomial exists. However, mathematics enthusiasts from time to time have sought polynomials which generate prime numbers for many consecutive positive integers.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Prakash, Anand
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Prime number, Polynomial, Integer coefficient
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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