Mersenne primes and the Lucas–Lehmer test


Title: Mersenne primes and the Lucas–Lehmer test
Author: Manuel Eberl
Submission date: 2020-01-17

This article provides formal proofs of basic properties of Mersenne numbers, i. e. numbers of the form 2n - 1, and especially of Mersenne primes.

In particular, an efficient, verified, and executable version of the Lucas–Lehmer test is developed. This test decides primality for Mersenne numbers in time polynomial in n.

  author  = {Manuel Eberl},
  title   = {Mersenne primes and the Lucas–Lehmer test},
  journal = {Archive of Formal Proofs},
  month   = jan,
  year    = 2020,
  note    = {\url{},
            Formal proof development},
  ISSN    = {2150-914x},
License: BSD License
Depends on: Native_Word, Pell, Probabilistic_Prime_Tests