On the number of elliptic pseudoprimes

Daniel M. Gordon
1989 Mathematics of Computation  
For an elliptic curve E with complex multiplication by an order in K = Q('A-Ai), a point P of infinite order on E, and any prime p with (-d \ p) = -1, we have that (p + 1) • P = O(modp), where O is the point at infinity and calculations are done using the addition law for E. Any composite number which satisfies these conditions is called an elliptic pseudoprime. In this paper it is shown that, assuming the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis, elliptic pseudoprimes are less numerous than primes. In
more » ... s than primes. In particular, on the GRH, the number of elliptic pseudoprimes less than x is O(iloglogx/log2 x). For certain curves it is shown that infinitely many elliptic pseudoprimes exist.
doi:10.1090/s0025-5718-1989-0946604-2 fatcat:67iwr6k3gjaxrghp6xdkf7quji