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Spring 2017


Let $x \geq 1$ be a large number, let $f(n) \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ be a prime producing polynomial of degree $\deg(f)=m$, and let \(u\neq \pm 1,v^2\) be a fixed integer. Assuming the Bateman-Horn conjecture, an asymptotic counting function for the number of primes $p=f(n) \leq x$ with a fixed primitive root $u$ is derived in this note. This asymptotic result has the form $$\pi_f(x)=\# \{ p=f(n)\leq x:\ord_p(u)=p-1 \}=\left (c(u,f)+ O\left (1/\log x )\right ) \right )x^{1/m}/\log x$$, where $c(u,f)$ is a constant depending on the polynomial and the fixed integer. Furthermore, new results for the asymptotic order of elliptic primes with respect to fixed elliptic curves $E:f(X,Y)=0$ and its groups of $\mathbb{F}_p$-rational points $E(\mathbb{F}_p)$, and primitive points are proved in the last chapters.

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