Lehmer's Theorem

Simon Wimmer and Lars Noschinski

22 July 2013


In 1927, Lehmer presented criterions for primality, based on the converse of Fermat's litte theorem. This work formalizes the second criterion from Lehmer's paper, a necessary and sufficient condition for primality.

As a side product we formalize some properties of Euler's phi-function, the notion of the order of an element of a group, and the cyclicity of the multiplicative group of a finite field.

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