# Formula for the Nth Prime Number

```@article{Jones1975FormulaFT,
title={Formula for the Nth Prime Number},
author={James P. Jones},
journal={Canadian Mathematical Bulletin},
year={1975},
volume={18},
pages={433 - 434}
}```
• James P. Jones
• Published 1 August 1975
• Mathematics
• Canadian Mathematical Bulletin
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Let pn denote the nth prime number. (p 1=2, p 2 = 3, etc.) Let [x] denote the greatest integer which is not greater than x. From Wilson’s theorem, is an integer for x = 1 and for all prime values of
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• 1967
The criticism by T. B. M. Neil and M. Singer in The Gazette for October 1965 of C. P. Willans’ formula for the nth prime number is in my view quite unjust. Willans’ formula expresses two properties