Date of Award

1-1-2013

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Department

Mathematics

First Advisor

Michael Filaseta

Abstract

Consider a polynomial f(x) having non-negative integer coefficients with f(b) prime for some integer b greater than or equal to 2. We will investigate the size of the coefficients of the polynomial and establish a largest such bound on the coefficients that would imply that f(x) is irreducible. A result of Filaseta and Gross has established sharp bounds on the coefficients of such a polynomial in the case that b = 10. We will expand these results for b in {8, 9, ..., 20}.

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