Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)
Let a and m be relatively prime integers, with m ≥ 1, and consider all the positive powers of a:
We know, from the Euler — Fermat theorem, that aϕ(m) ≡ 1 (mod m). However, there may be an earlier power a f such that a f ≡ 1 (mod m). We are interested in the smallest positive f with this property.
KeywordsPrimitive Root Quadratic Residue Dirichlet Character Primitive Character Linear Congruence
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