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By Underwood Dudley

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Mod 105/, as before. ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ “master” — 2010/12/8 — 17:38 — page 24 — #34 ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ ✐ “master” — 2010/12/8 — 17:38 — page 25 — #35 ✐ ✐ CHAPTER 7 Fermat’s Theorem Fermat’s theorem, sometimes called “Fermat’s Little Theorem” to distinguish it from Fermat’s Last Theorem about solutions of x n C y n D z n , is useful in many places. mod p/. mod m/ are a permutation of 1; 2; : : : ; m 1. 1/a For example, for m D 8 and a D 3 the two sets are 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 and 3, 6, 1, 4, 7, 2, 5. mod a/, and m 1 integers from 1 to m 1, so to prove the lemma it suffices to show that the least residues of the multiples of a are all different.

1 = p/ D 1 . mod 4/: Proof Euler’s Criterion says that . 1=p/ Á . mod p/. p 1/=2 D 2k is even and so . mod p/. Because the value of . 1 = p/ is ˙1, . 1 = p/ D 1. p 1/=2 D 1 C 2j is odd and so . mod p/. Because the value of . 1 = p/ is ˙1, . 1 = p/ D 1. If we wanted to be picturesque, we could say that i exists modulo p (that is, 1 has a square root) for p D 5, 13, 17, 29, . . a = p/ without having to calculate powers (mod p). First we need some properties of the Legendre symbol. b = p/. a2 = p/ D 1.

A; n/ D 1, the expansion of a=n terminates or fails to terminate if and only if the expansion of 1=n terminates or fails to terminate) so the question as to which is which is answered by the Theorem The decimal expansion of 1=n terminates if and only if n D 2a 5b for some nonnegative integers a and b. 2a 5b / then multiplying the numerator and denominator by 5a b or 2b a , whichever is an integer, puts it in the form 5a b =10a or 2b a =10b . These fractions have terminating decimal expansions, after a or b places, whichever is larger.

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