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Explaining the wheel sieve
 Paul Pritchard
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In a previous paper, an algorithm was presented for the classical problem of finding all prime numbers up to a given limit. The algorithm was derived therein by transforming a prior algorithm in accordance with some essentially ad hoc observations on the problem.
The present paper complements the former by developing a simple mathematical framework, which leads to a smoother and more insightful derivation of the new algorithm, and which may be of independent interest to the number theorist.
A preliminary version of this paper was presented at the fourth Australian Computer Science Conference, Brisbane, 1981
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 Title
 Explaining the wheel sieve
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Acta Informatica
Volume 17, Issue 4 , pp 477485
 Cover Date
 19821001
 DOI
 10.1007/BF00264164
 Print ISSN
 00015903
 Online ISSN
 14320525
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 SpringerVerlag
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 Paul Pritchard ^{(1)}
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 1. Department of Computer Science, Cornell University, 14853, Ithaca, New York, USA