Prime Numbers and Irreducible Polynomials

  title={Prime Numbers and Irreducible Polynomials},
  author={M. R. Murty},
  journal={The American Mathematical Monthly},
  pages={452 - 458}
  • M. R. Murty
  • Published 2002
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • The American Mathematical Monthly
  • The similarity between prime numbers and irreducible polynomials has been a dominant theme in the development of number theory and algebraic geometry. There are certain conjectures indicating that the connection goes well beyond analogy. For example, there is a famous conjecture of Buniakowski formulated in 1854 (see Lang [3, p. 323]), independently reformulated by Schinzel, to the effect that any irreducible polynomial f (x) in 7[x] such that the set of values f (Z+) has no common divisor… CONTINUE READING
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